Have you ever wondered what Justice Souter must think whenever he hears warnings about a judicial nominee possibly being another Souter? Does he hope for another nominee like him so that they can refer to their name instead in the future?
Update: The Might Barrister must have been thinking along the same lines.
Update: As far as the Miers’ nomination goes I am amazed at the President’s luck. Imagine the coincidence that the person most qualified to be on Supreme Court was already working for him – the girl next door. What phenomenal luck to have your chief White House counsel turn out to be the one most qualified for the position. Maybe he should look among the gardening staff to head the Department of Agriculture since he has such an amazing ability to pick people.
Actually I am thinking of having my name legally changed to Tabula Rasa so I might get considered for the next empty seat on the court. Hey I have never been a lawyer, constitutional scholar, judge, or held any public office. I would have no paper trail except if some toilet paper got stuck to the bottom of my shoe. Though I have read the Constitution so that might disqualify me.