Should Chief Justice William Rehnquist retire for health reasons, Bush may consider nominating Clarence Thomas for the position. If you think the Democrats are in the final stages of apoplexia nervosa now, just wait until this is discussed further.
They’ll pull out all the stops to prevent this from occurring. Ruth Bader Ginsburg will claim to have found a pubic hair on her coke can. Ted Kennedy will yell “Muthna ith nah kreh nathnah!” – Which will be interpreted as some sort of anti-Clarence diatribe, and Tom Daschle will, well, just shake his head in disapproval and then get back to serving drinks at a Sioux City bowling alley.
And that’s just for starters. Bush could have a few appointments to make to the Supreme Court, which has many members who are almost as old as the magazines in my doctor’s waiting room.
The frustration induced hilarity is only beginning.