Thursday, February 21, 2008
Be careful what you wish for. If as now seems likely Hillary does not win the Democratic nomination, how will Barack Obama get her out of the way? Here's one hideous idea that should put to rest Republican qualms about "borking."
Um, precisely *WHAT* are her credentials compared to recent nominees for this lifetime position?
For example...has she -ever- been a judge? Ever?
Another example...how could she make the case that she would be "ready on day one"? A Gov Spitzer line from what I hear BTW.
Thank you for your post. Living in a prominent US city, I have had many sleepless nights over the past years worrying about a US city being wiped out in a WMD attack.
You have now given me a worse scenario that I can dwell upon instead.
Or better yet put Hillary and Bill both in as Supreme Court Justices, to help eliminate the rightward slant that is overtaking this land (according to the linked blog).
Heck, if we're going to live in Liberal Fantasyland, might as well go big, or not go at all.
As one of the few non-cartoonish, non-wingnuts commenting on this blog, I can say categorically that this ain't ever gonna happen. No, never say never, but when Barack says "change," he means it (view Princetonian Todd Purdum '82's article in Vanity Fair profiling Obama)...and just wipe the right wing dust from your brains just a sec and you'll understand. Plus, I have a wonderful source who's confided in me that Bill, not Hill, has already made some bizarre entreaties on her behalf--and unbeknownst to his wife--to that effect (Court, Cabinet, etc.) and has been rebuffed. Obama's not into it.
Indeed, Obama has already stated at a speech at harvard law school (he no doubt got in and was made EIC of the Law review based on drippy affirmative action nonsense, eh?) that he has no problem appointing conservative judges to the federal judiciary--as long as they are not interested or compelled by backroom right wing clowns to become conservative activists or "folks with servere chips on their shoulders, cynically appointed to the court and even more cynically promoted" (guess who that is? Ask David "Blinded by the Right" Brock). He's even praised fellow Chicagoan Richard Posner for Posner's attack on his own conservative colleagues in the Gore v. Bush case. Posner's position: better to preserve federalism and assent to a Gore presidency than look like friggin' hypocrits and cogs in a wheel attempting to move an agenda. Posner's a right wing douchebag as well, but he's consistent (he doesn't really have a lot of love from Robert Bork, either, but perhaps that's just a "who's is bigger" thang? hahaha).
Stop trying to fan the flames, TH. Even Frist's giving it a rest. Sit in on his classes at Woody Woo and see how the doc's become a flamming...urgh...moderate!!! (at least in the classroom and at cocktail parties).
Speaking as the self-anointed only non-wacko on this comment board, AS&(% BLURG IENO OUIEB UJOF ACK ACK.
As one of the few members of the Alternative Reality-Based Community here, I share Obama's notion that Posner is a critic of the Bush v Gore ruling and not its most prominent defender.
I actually would make a great cartoon, CC. Just ask my kids.
Have you noticed that you make no differentiation among any posters or commenters at this site, Christopher? It's hard to imagine that any site could attract as thoroughly uniform a crowd as you suggest.
To the topic: I very much doubt this would happen. If Obama would like to placate Hillary supporters, he would want to do that before the election. Afterward, either way he doesn't need her. What concerns me about this is that people think it's a good idea. The author of the post wants to return American society to its original Constitutional "moorings." That's a wonderfully vague phrase that means whatever people want it to.
For a good time, read the comments in the article. It's just fascinating watching the Dems tear themselves apart. You almost feel there's a greater division between Hillary and Obama supporters than between the Left and the Right. After all, we're just mere baby-killing warmongering neocons. What they're arguing about is actually serious stuff.
Here's a great line:
"If anything, Hillary should be the Veep nominee. She would be Obama's insurance against impeachment and or assasination."