Saturday, February 13, 2016

Scalia, Dead at 79

The voice of the fringe right on the US Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia, is dead. Plenty of time for Obama to appoint a replacement.


Toby said...

Are you thinking of Donald Trump as a judge?

crf said...

Republicans are promising to block an Obama appointment (which is in their power). Which means that a main topic of the coming campaign will be what candidate Americans wish to have the power of appointing the next Judge.

This might increase turnout (which usually helps the D candidate).

If the R were smart, they would let Obama have his appointment with just a play fight, so removing this as a major campaign issue, because the next President is likely going to have more than a few slots to fill.

Lorne said...

To borrow from Macbeth, Mound, "Nothing became him in life like the leaving [of] it."

Northern PoV said...

I read the news and was happy. Even happier after I 'got permission' for my feelings.

"The dictate that one 'not speak ill of the dead' is (at best) appropriate for private individuals, not influential public figures"
Happy Valentines!!

Dana said...

Bette Davis gave us the best one: "You should never say bad things about the dead, you should only say good . . . Joan Crawford is dead. Good."

e.a.f. said...

that certainly jollied me up when I awoke to that news.