Bush Eyes Magic 8 Ball To Replace O'Connor
Posted by a4g @ 7/09/2005 06:10:00 AM
As speculation and high drama swirls around a possible second vacancy on the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats reasserted demands that President Bush stay away from so-called "extreme right-wing" conservative nominees. "If he is true to his promise, he will use Justice O'Connor as a role model," said Senator Barbara Boxer.
The buzz inside the beltway is that the President has taken the call seriously, and in the name of bi-partisanship, has rejected names like Garza, Brown and Luttig. The name that has quickly moved to the very top of the short list has suddenly become "Magic 8 Ball."
The Magic 8 Ball has a distinguished, but mixed, judicial record. Often accused of inconsistency, the ball's views on many hot-button topics such as abortion and property-rights have been described by supporters as balanced and fair, but by detractors as inscrutable.
So, will Bush choose the Magic 8 Ball to replace O'Connor?
Signs point to Yes.