Time to retire
'Connor Retires From Supreme Court
By GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer 54 minutes ago
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court and a swing vote on abortion as well as other contentious issues, announced her retirement Friday. A bruising Senate confirmation struggle loomed as President Bush pledged to name a successor quickly.
"It has been a great privilege indeed to have served as a member of the court for 24 terms," the 75-year-old justice wrote Bush in a one-paragraph resignation letter. "I will leave it with enormous respect for the integrity of the court and its role under our constitutional structure."
Little more than an hour later, Bush praised O'Connor as "a discerning and conscientious judge and a public servant of complete integrity." He said he would recommend a replacement who will "faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our country."
And it's on. He nominated freaking John "I hate the UN" Bolton as UN ambasaasdor, so don't be shocked if Randall Terry is on the short list. Bush can't see beyond his basze, even though a serious abortion opponent will be opposed by pro-choice Republicans as well as Democrats. Bush is on a losing streak, but like the bad gambler he is, he'll go all in on a wing nut.
Bob Brigham mentioned that the right will spend $18m for their wingnut, but they were going to spend more on social security and that hasn't worked for them. It's a gut check for everyone, and I don't think another Thomas will slip on the court.
Hey, security mom, when you have to get birth control from Canada and leave the state for an abortion, while Osama is still living and breathing, you'll feel really good about voting for Bush.
posted by Steve @ 3:04:00 PM