Here's an interesting Washington Post article today:
Pragmatism Drove Bush In Texas Judicial Choices
Now, lest you think that's just liberal spin from the Washington Post, I recall Paul Gigot of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page, made the same point in 2000.
I no longer remember the date or title of the column, but I wrote something about it back then, here's a paragraph:
Gigot tells us that Texas Lawyer praises Bush’s judicial choices as “political moderates” whose strength is “character” not “ideology.” Gigot adds: “This is what liberals like to say about Mr. Souter.”