Friday, July 01, 2005

Bad News

Sandra Day O'Connor announced her resignation this morning. Try driving down a foggy street trying to explain to the nine-year-old in the back seat why you're swearing. Given the President's nominee for Ambassador to the U.N., one can only imagine who he'll nominate to the Court. Oh very dear.

3 Comments:

Anonymous L.N. Hammer said...

And Renquist is not far behind her.

---L.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

I suppose it's better now than two years ago, when Bush's approval rating was through the roof. Still, not until we have a new president would have been an improvement. I keep reminding myself that both O'Connor and Rehnquest were appointed by Republicans, and were theoretically going to advance the conservative agenda, so it's not like they're replacing a firebreathing liberal with Antonin Scalia or something. Even so...

6:22 PM  
Blogger Jonquil said...

O'Connor slowly turned into a moderate, which is why the Right (A) hates her and (B) wants to avoid repeating what they see as the mistake.

I'm glad I'm raising my daughter in Northern California, come what may. I'm going to be making a lot of phone calls and giving money, but I feel doomed in advance.

6:38 PM  

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