Politicians Appoint Judges
While the process is not perfect, it is the best way to seat the bench. The process is not much different than the feds use. Many of us have seen first hand in Kentucky what happens when judges are elected by popular vote. That process makes you wonder what candidate is supported by drug dealers, pot growers, contractors, etc. Think about it.
UPDATE - This weeks #1 rated blog and ODBA member Below the Beltway has some great analysis here.