The name caught everyone off balance, and yet this morning, only a few hours later, there is so much material to read about this man than nobody could possibly read it all if they took all day. And by then, there would be so much to read that it would not be finished in a lifetime.
Isn't it wonderful that we have our political heroes to tell us how to think?
(Hold that thought for the next week or two...Sometimes I get what my wife refers to as "a check in your spirit." I got it this morning, but I'm not sure what it means yet.)
Sandra Day O'Connor heard about President Bush's nomination for her replacement on the Supreme Court while she was returning from a day of fly-fishing in Idaho.
Her first words were unequivocal: "That's fabulous!" she said. She immediately described John G. Roberts as a "brilliant legal mind, a straight shooter, articulate, and he should not have trouble being confirmed by October. He's good in every way, except he's not a woman."
She said she was almost sure President Bush would not appoint a woman as a replacement for William H. Rehnquist because she didn't think he would want a woman as chief justice. "So that almost assures there won't be a woman appointed to the court at this time."
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Heck. They're coming in so fast I can't keep up... I gotta go to work.
Best comment so far:
The only issue: After watching two hours of punditry of the nomination of John Roberts... four things are obvious to me:
1. He's going to be confirmed. Key reason: His son's cute little outfit.
2. Despite all the aspects of our lives that can be affected by Supreme Court decisions, the only issue apparently of interest to TV interviewers and the pundits they interview is Roe v. Wade -- The CNN promo for its 11:00 p.m. block was this (and this is a direct quote) : "Who is he? Where does he stand on abortion? Can he be confirmed?".
3. Never in the history of television has the word "affable" been used more times in two hours.
4. One day, his son will never forgive his mom for dressing him in that cute little outfit.