November 07, 2004

Drudge: Bush considers Thomas for Chief Justice

I wouldn't mind seeing Clarance Thomas in the CJ slot, but my money is on Scalia.

As you can imagine, the "soul patrol" would be none too happy with that development.

A top White House source familiar with Bush's thinking explains the review of Thomas as chief justice is one of several options currently under serious consideration. But Thomas is Bush's personal favorite to take the position, the source claims.

"It would not only be historic, to nominate a minority as chief justice, symbolizing the president's strong belief in hope and optimism, but it would be a sound judicial move.... Justice Thomas simply has an extraordinary record."

One concern is the amount of political capital Bush would have to spend in congress to make the move.

Any choice for CJ would have to be confirmed by the Senate -- even if the President's choice is already sitting on the Supreme Court.

Posted by mhking at November 7, 2004 07:00 PM

I first heard this on the Dennis Miller show on Wednesday night. Dennis was pulling Al Franken's chain and asked him what he would say if the President nominated Justice Thomas for CJ. Seems Mr. Franken isn't as color blind as he claims to be. Black is OK but black and Red (conservative) is out of the question.

I'd be happy with Thomas or Scalia; both straight shooters.

Posted by: Stephen Blythe at November 7, 2004 07:55 PM

From your mouth to God's ear!

Posted by: BobG at November 7, 2004 09:11 PM

I think it would be Scalia over Thomas.

Posted by: DarkStar at November 7, 2004 11:16 PM
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