April 06, 2005

Village Voice: GOP wants Bubba for SCOTUS to shut Hillary out from White House

I've heard of cloak and dagger political plots, but this one has to take the proverbial cake.

A new article by James Ridgeway in the new Village Voice suggests that the Republican party has a wild-eyed plot to put former President Bill Clinton on the Supreme Court in order to nullify any chance Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (Moonbat-NY) has of winning the White House in 2008.

Last weekend Bob Novak described a novel scheme, supposedly emanating from the fevered brain of Karl Rove: Stop Hillary by putting Bill on the Supreme Court.

Here's what's supposed to happen: Bush names either Clarence Thomas or Antonin Scalia to be chief justice. That leaves one vacancy on the court. Then he appoints Bill Clinton to the court.

The thought of adulterer Clinton on the court (think Monica as clerk) sends right-wingers up the wall. But wait a minute. Think it through: Next, Bill Frist—Senate majority leader, Terri Schiavo defender, and himself a presidential hopeful—immediately moves to hold up Bill's nomination. Next, Harry Reid, the Democratic minority leader in the Senate, cuts a deal to free the conservative judicial nominations now backed up in Congress in return for letting Clinton on the court.

Once on the court, Clinton is out of the picture when it comes to campaigning for Hillary or anyone else in 2008. What to do about Hillary? Americans may differ on whether she should be president, but almost everyone will agree that the country could not stand to have two Clintons dominating two branches of government.

One political insider was quoted in the article as saying, "He couldn't be any worse than Souter."

Just damn, indeed.

Posted by mhking at April 6, 2005 07:27 PM

I thought the plan was to put Slick Willie in charge of the U.N. because there is no way she could be elected if he was Secretary General.

Damn. You miss one dues payment and suddenly you stopped getting the unsigned memos form the VRWC.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at April 6, 2005 09:09 PM

But I thought that CLinton was a pariah on the campaign trail?!

I also thought that his line "Elect the man you trust," was actually a veiled attempt to steer support to Bush.

Rumor has always had it that Ronald Reagan voted for Clinton in '92. Bubba, as a justice, might actually show a surprisingly moderate-to-conservative judicial temperment.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 7, 2005 10:55 PM

"Just damn."

My thoughts exactly. As in, what crack have conservatives been smokin' to come up with such inanity.

Posted by: jab at April 8, 2005 12:45 AM

That's what I call being creative -- a SCOTUS candidate that's been disbarred!

Posted by: Fausta at April 8, 2005 04:47 PM
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