It is not for no reason that the idea of the Executive having a say in judicial appointments is looked upon with extreme suspicion. The explanation lies in our checkered constitutional history. It has not exactly been a smooth ride so far. The Executive has tried to influence the Judiciary going against the spirit of the Constitution before, and there is no guarantee that it would not try its hands at it again. The governments can come and go and the power may change hands, but the changes we make at the institutional level are there to stay, which gives us every reason to be a little circumspect when it comes to tweaking the delicate balance even a bit.