A couple of articles of note on the politics of the Supreme Court vacancy:
Real Clear Politics links to G.O.P. Asks Conservative Allies to Cool Rhetoric Over the Court, and The Political Case for an Anti-Roe Justice, by William Saletan at Slate.
(I'm still learning how to do these links this way, so sorry if it doesn't work.)
I both agree and disagree with Saletan. I disagree with him that the prolife issue is a negative; but I think he's on to something in the way higher-ups in the GOP think it is a negative, and want to promise overturning Roe without ever doing it.