Just remember: if Pryor gets confirmed he could be your next Supreme Court justice. Doesn’t that thought send chills up and down your spine?
Personally, no. I’d rather have a judge recalcitrant in applying past judicial activism than one who makes it up as he goes along. Furthermore, we’re forgetting the role variable: Appelate court judges will naturally act differently than elected state politicians. If Pryor’s ambition is to sit on the Supreme Court, he will have every incentive to create a record of judicial temperament conducive to that ambition.