President Obama gave a spectacularly boring recap today of the ASEAN summit in California and then took questions from the press, which quite expectedly steered the conversation to the president’s intentions on replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

The president obviously expects that the GOP-dominated Senate will unite to block his nominees and spoke as if they already had.

With so much venom and rancor in Washington, is there a chance that the president will be the bigger man and nominate a moderate justice acceptable to both parties?

This might actually be the one time the Senate doesn’t bow down to the president.