President Bush "and First Lady Laura Bush were scheduled to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony this evening honoring late civil rights activist Rosa Parks." Wouldn't it be an incredible moment of political theater and strategy to announce the SCOTUS nomination of Brown at this event? The President could describe Brown as the judicial equivalent of Rosa Parks, and framing the nomination in such terms would, I think, greatly impact the political dynamics and debate surrounding this nomination.Oh, it would be an incredible moment all right. An incredible moment of mind-shattering bad taste.
October 30, 2005
Lawprof Douglas Berman thinks that the real nominee behind the Alito rumors is not Luttig, but Janice Rogers Brown: