July 8, 2005

Rehnquist retiring?

Drudge has the siren going.

UPDATE: And the whole day goes by with nothing more than Rehnquist saying "That's for me to know and for your to find out." What a card! How near death can he be if he's horsing around like that? But wasn't the original rumor that he'd retire by the "end of the week"? Presumably, Saturday counts, and Saturday is presidential radio address day. Other things inopportune about today: Bush spent most of it traveling; it's too soon after yesterday's terrorist attack in London.

7 comments:

MommyCool said...

Many MommyCools can remember when women didn’t sit on the Supreme Court. When O’Connor took oath, girls in the 1980’s knew that anything was possible. O’Connor’s moderate voice was like Mom intermediating with Dad. Bush should appoint another female leader with similar qualities. Thank-you to O’Connor (and Reagan) for giving women a voice and for embodying integrity at the highest level of government.

JLP said...

Rehnquist retiring shouldn't be big news. I don't mean to be rude, but my guess is that he doesn't have that long to live.

I wish him and his family the best and will be praying for them.

JLP

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Matt said...

Then again, what doesn't Drudge get the siren going for?

My Boaz's Ruth said...

MommyCool,

In my house, Dad was the tone of moderation...

I want the President to pick the best person for the job. Not the best Hispanic or the best women or anything. Simply the best person. Because as far as I'm concerned we need to get back to more hiring based on ability to do the job and content of character. Not gender. No race or skin color or disability level.

Matt Barr said...

(different Matt)

Erick at Red State says Robert Novak is reporting that Rehnquist will retire when Air Force One lands at about 4:50pm ET. And we know Novak and his sources!

Mark said...

Surfing around about this Rehnquist stuff, I finally found what would seem to be the obvious good indicator for a planned retirement: Not hiring clerks for the next term. Rehnquist hasn't hired any and it's later than usual for him(?) Stevens is hiring so he's out of the running(?) OTOH, O'Connor had hired three before she retired. Why?

Freeman Hunt said...

I loved the "That's for me to know and you to find out" comment. It's not often that anyone in Washington says something that sounds like something a person would say in regular conversation. Usually everything sounds so prepared and canned. That tiny comment seemed so human. And very funny by its lightness in the face of everyone's being so tense about the issue.