Tuesday, July 19, 2005
OMG, OMG, OMG! Judge Edith?
Wow! That was fast. It would be interesting to have been a fly on the wall in the Oval Office this week and to listen to the back and forth over who to nominate. Some are saying that the announcement was timed to push the Rove/Plame story off of the front page. I'm less certain.
Since the rumor mill began over the resignation of one or more justices, there has been talk in DC of having the announcement sooner rather than later so that the confirmation hearings could begin and perhaps play out during the August recess, with a full vote in the Senate taking place in early September. I'm also guessing that the WH has had a sort list of potential new justices for some time. So, I'm thinking this isn't a rush on the WH's part...like say..the war in Iraq was.
It will be interesting to see who the nominee is, and if the President will go with a consensus pick..ala the much reported Judge Edith Whatshername, or go with a more in your face approach like Senator Cornyn. I'm still under the belief (perhaps mistaken belief) that it won't be this Edith person, but rather someone else. I won't be watching though, the timing conflicts with reruns of The Amazing Race (season 1) on GSN...got to keep my priorities.
However, when I hear Judge Edith, I can't help seeing her on the court and shouting..."Oh Antonine...what are we going to do?"