September 04, 2005


Chris Dodd of Connecticut demonstrated desperation this morning during Fox News Sunday. The good senator suggested that Sandra Day O'Connor "stay on" after John Roberts is confirmed because of the Chief's untimely death. SDOC cannot "stay on" because her retirement is contingent on the confirmation of her successor. When Roberts is confirmed, Sandy is out to pasture. Chris Wallace called him on it and Dodd backpedaled sayinging "there has to be a way." The only way she could "stay on" would be for Bush to give her a recess appointment as chief justice before Tuesday, which is highly unlikely. If the libs are so concerned about a vacancy in the office of the chief justice, then I nominate former appeals court judge and solicitor general Kenneth Starr for a recess appointment as chief justice until a permanent successor is confirmed. That should give the Democrats an incentive to expedite the confirmation hearings.

Posted by LMC at September 4, 2005 04:45 PM | TrackBack

Or Bob Bork.

Posted by: The Colossus at September 4, 2005 10:07 PM

That's a brilliant idea, actually. Pick the most loathsome (in the eyes of the Lefties) guy you can find, and then you've got all the time in the world to pick basically whoever you want for the full-time job.

Someone ought to send this idea to the President.

Posted by: Sobek at September 5, 2005 01:33 AM

Think of the fun Ken Starr would have....

Posted by: KMR at September 5, 2005 07:35 AM

Folks - I stand corrected. David Lee Roth of Van Halen is the NYC paramedic, not EVH.

Posted by: kmr at September 5, 2005 01:40 PM
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