Said Orrin Hatch.
With every Supreme Court vacancy, there's talk of appointing a politico instead of a judge. (Bill Clinton wanted to do it, but somehow just couldn't.) The notion always seems to be that a politician would be good at playing politics wrangling votes within the Court. But I have 2 questions:
1. Why would someone who could herd other politicians be good at manipulating Supreme Court Justices?
2. When did Hillary Clinton ever demonstrate that she could wrangle votes?
1. Barack Obama might enjoy removing Hillary Clinton from the political sphere.
2. It would be harrowing to run the Secretary of State through the judicial confirmation wringer.
UPDATE: Apparently not.