In case you’ve been under a rock the past few years, I’ve shifted on some things over time. For obvious reason, it’s not like I’d anymore actually endorse anyone for the Supreme Court. Out of curiosity though, I looked up some stuff, and I gotta say it is hilarious that someone is being painted as a ultra-liberal who first got appointed to a federal court by friggin Bush Sr.
My only hope among all this was that the “will he pick a woman??” stuff led to a curveball — in the form of a man, but a gay one. Had one in mind, too*…yeah, yeah, I know, when hell freezes over, but that’s my point. This type of thing has never been about what the language used in the discussions suggest, but about agreement with one’s own views; on those grounds, if I had that power, I’d just say fuck it & nominate the first prominent skeptic of government power that popped into my head. Besides, the entertainment value of THOSE confirmation hearings would be well worth it.
(* – yes, I know he said he doesn’t mind the pick, but 1) squat about her view of executive power has come out yet, & 2) he’s not an anarchist, and we can already assume that anyone with writings out there advocating anarchy wouldn’t get a single vote for confirmation even if they didn’t turn down the nod. I use him as my example purely for the reasons I gave.)