A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Thursday, July 14, 2005

Resignation Status: Already Accepted

Four female senators have written retiring Supreme Court Injustice, Sandra O'Connor, a letter, urging her to reconsider. Chief Injustice William Rehnquist is ill and they want her to become the next Chief Injustice, should Rehnquist retire.

The four senators are Democrats Mary Landrieu (LA) and Barbara Boxer (CA), and R.I.N.O.s (Republicans In Name Only) Susan Collins (ME) and Olympia Snowe (ME). Surprise, surprise.

"We urge you to reconsider your resignation and return to the Supreme Court to serve as chief justice, should there be a vacancy," the senators said in the Thursday letter.
Who says she would automatically get the position? I don't want her there, nor do many other true Conservatives, to be sure.

The four senators also said they will "strongly recommend" to President Bush that O'Connor become the next chief justice if Rehnquist steps down.
And he'll listen to these horrible women only if he wants to anger the Conservatives who put him in office twice.

"We believe such a history-making nomination by the president would demonstrate leadership that unites Americans around the shared values of liberty, the rule of law and the preservation of our constitutional freedoms," they said.
Which nomination are they referring to? The people who fit those qualifications would be Priscilla Owens, Janice Rogers Brown, and Miguel Estrada, among others.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and top Judiciary Democrat Patrick Leahy of Vermont first publicly stoked speculation about a possible O'Connor candidacy for chief justice on Sunday.

"I think it would be quite a capping to her career if she served for a time, maybe a year or so," Specter said.

Given the praise O'Connor has received since her retirement announcement, she would be a lock to be confirmed as chief justice, Leahy said. "I think it would be a very doable thing," he said Sunday.
Well, even more reasons not to consider O'Connor. And that should read "Arlen Specter, R.I.N.O.-Pa."