How about Hillary for the Supreme Court?


Sen. Orrin Hatch SAYS he’s been hearing talk that President Obama might nominate Hillary Clinton to succeed John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Oooh! The wingnuts would go bonkers, wouldn’t they?



  1. Neftali

    Funny how Pat is quick to dismiss anything said by someone like Orrin Hatch as loony. And yet, when he really does says something loony, it instantly has a aura of credibility to Pat.

    But the short answer is that this will never happen. Not now, not ever. You might make the argument that Hilary is an above average lawyer, but she’s no where near qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice. In effect, a Hilary nomination would be almost as bad as Bush’s Harriet Miers nomination.

    My money’s on Elena Kagan as the next nominee. She’s a formal Dean of Obama’s Harvard Law. Plus it would put 3 women on the court for the first time in history.

    ABC thinks that Leah Ward Sears could also be nominated, which I also think is plausible. Again, the idea of 3 women, plus 2 African Americans on the court would appease most liberals.


  2. shawnnews

    She’s never been a judge. That was the big problem with Harriet Miers. She’s as qualified as Hillary Clinton to be a justice — which means she’s not. This would be a rotten idea. The Republicans would RIGHTFULLY be upset. The Dems hooted and hollered at Harriet Miers. Putting up H. Clinton for a Supreme Court position is just as ridiculous. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Miers_Supreme_Court_nomination

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