[eDebate] supreme court
Sun Sep 4 14:06:26 CDT 2005
Renominate John Roberts to replace Rehnquist as Chief Justice.
Edith Brown Clement to replace O'Connor.
Alberto Gonzales gets the next one.
absent insider dirt about Clement and Gonzales, they are great choices and
likely the next 2
"safe, go gently but certainly right" picks.
Edith Brown Clement is a New Orleans attorney turned 5th Circuit Appeals
(Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi) judge. she is a woman. she is moderate
the Roberts to Chief Justice and Clement too choice leaves Democrats without
a good answer:
what will they say besides "unh... well... that is... dammit!"
the real question is whether Bush should grasp for more than this. Scalia
for Chief Justice, Edith Jones and John Roberts for associates, for example.
The surest path for him is the right side of middle, though: let the left
continue to alienate the rest of us by screeching shrilly against moderates.
The loony left has, after all, been Bush's strongest ally all along (a
strategy learned from Clinton who perfected support thru having shrill
enemies). Mid-term elections are coming up after all and why not go for a
history-withering party-in-power gets even more in back-to-back mid-terms.
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