Tuesday, September 27, 2005

You Know, There Still Remains Another Vacancy....

With everything going on, it's very easy to have forgotten. But it's coming

President Bush, close to nominating a successor to retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, has narrowed his list to a handful of candidates that outside advisers say includes federal judges and two people who have never banged a gavel -- corporate attorney Larry Thompson [former Deputy AG] and White House counsel Harriet Miers.

White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Tuesday that Bush had pledged to consult with senators about his selection and said, "I think we were essentially wrapping that process up as early as today."

He declined to say if the president had interviewed any candidates and wouldn't speculate about Bush's favorites, but legal analysts monitoring the selection process say others often mentioned are federal appellate judges Alice Batchelder, J. Michael Luttig, Edith Jones, J. Harvie Wilkinson, Priscilla Owen, Samuel Alito, Karen Williams and Michael McConnell. Also said to be on the list are Maura Corrigan, a judge on the Michigan Supreme Court, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Bush is expected to announce his nominee quickly after Thursday's anticipated confirmation and swearing in of John Roberts as chief justice.

Who will it be? Time for Jesus to "take control" again.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Jeff said...

'Time for Jesus to "take control" again.'

Yes, always hilarious to imagine that God might have any influence over the course of human events! Or, if not hilarious, at least gauche.

Thank God, we're not unwashed primitives! Uh, I mean, "It sure is a good thing that we're not unwashed primitives."

27/9/05 23:22  
Blogger Sainte Chopin said...

Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell are hardly God, but at least they are taking on the Christian cause while libs and "mainstream" fighters sit back and criticise, a funny thing to do when you don't have any actions to back up the talk.

Oh, and then there is the Red Mass. Any reason God should not be involved at the beginning if he's there every October, eucharistically fabulous and all???

28/9/05 01:13  

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