News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Guys, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, 83, is retiring! And you say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks:

Justice Stephen G. Breyer will retire at the end of the current Supreme Court term, according to a person familiar with his plans, giving President Biden a chance to reinforce the court’s liberal minority and make good on his campaign pledge to make history by nominating the first African American female justice.

And of course all the usual suspects are now playing the inside baseball game of “Who Will Handsome Joe Biden Nominate!” You’ll notice that besides being women, all of ’em are spring chickens compared to the current occupant. This is not a coinkydink:

  • The house odds-on favorite seems to be 51-year old Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
  • Second place seems to be Judge Leondra Kruger, who is only 45 years old and a justice on the California Supreme Court.
  • J. Michelle Childs, 55, a federal judge and a favorite of House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.)
  • And then the fever swamps are suggesting that Handsome Joe will nominate VP Harris, you know, to rid himself and the ticket of her.

And here’s how we know it won’t happen: Bloody Bill Kristol:

We’re putting this one in the red-haired mule category. Ain’t gonna happen.

KBJ (we might as well get the 3-initial name going) was recently confirmed to the DC Circuit AND she got the confirmation votes of the three GOP ladies of the Senate: Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and they would be hard pressed to explain a no vote here, as would Manchinema, but the world is strange. Amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell killed the filibuster for SCOTUS nominees, so a simple majority is all that we need.

So if you are hearing of other possible candidates (young [for the Senate], women, and Black) please let us know in the comments. This will be an interesting one to watch.

 

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7 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Of coarse, Bloody Bill has the usual stick up his ass, but it’s good to see Breyer giving up the mantle while a Democrat is TCG (The Current Guy). He must have noticed the radical rightward drift of the Court, and decided to do something positive about it. Biden will pick a woman (of color) young enough to last more than a few years. Now if we can only get rid of Thomas, we could balance the Court…

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  2. Oneofthebobs says:

    Klautu baroda nikto. Yeah; that’s gonna happen.

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  3. I don’t know whether to ask what Bloody Bill is smoking to try it, or to run very very far away from it…

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    • Bill’s got a collection of Hellman’s jars purported to contain the farts of people special to him. Strom Thurmond, Bull Connor, and Ronnie Raygun’s gasses grace his nostrils regularly.

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  4. Dave G says:

    Was Fox polling their viewers?

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  5. Meremark says:

    .
    Never see the name CanDoLoosey Rice.

    Never.

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