Friday, July 08, 2005

Rehnquist Retiring Today?

I just heard it. He may be out within the hour.

11 comments:

EB Crow said...

The last thing I read, off Drudge or NRO (I can't remember which, perhaps even the Weekly Standard) said he was planning on doing it before 5 pm.

Did he not do it, or are our duly elected officials simply not saying?

Hunter Baker said...

Still no word. Could be B.S.

Kathy Hutchins said...

From the Fox News website:

When asked by one reporter Friday if any speculation about his resignation is true, Rehnquist said: "That's for me to know and you to find out."

WTF???? Did an 80-year-old man who has occupied one of the most distiguished posts in the universe for 24 years really say that? What's next?

Reporter to RBG: Justice Ginsberg, your position on partial-birth abortion has been described by some as 'extreme.'

RBG: I know you are, but what am I?

Reporter to Antonin Scalia: Justice Scalia, your dissenting opinion in Romer seems to border on homophobia.

Scalia: I am rubber, you are glue. It bounces off me and sticks to you.

Stop me before I imagine Justice Stevens singing jumping rope songs.

E.B. Crow said...

And Gonzales is saying, "Nah, nay, ne-boo boo/ Stick your head in doo-doo" to all those who wonder if he is a SCOTUS front runner.

James Elliott said...

"That's for me to know and you to find out."

WTF???? Did an 80-year-old man who has occupied one of the most distiguished posts in the universe for 24 years really say that? What's next?


He couldn't said "None of your beeswax" instead. Would that make you feel better?

Jay D. Homnick said...

I'm with Kathy. How juvenile!

Tlaloc said...

Jesus, the guy is 80 and has cancer. Cut him a little slack already.

S. T. Karnick said...

Imagine our local gadflies' reaction if Kathy had instead chosen to defend Justice Rehnquist's choice of words. Of course they'd be all over him, and her. Silly buggers.

Kathy Hutchins said...

My quick-witted husband, who is a lawyer but doesn't play one on TV, reminded me that any Supreme Court Justice who has the style sense to put Gilbert and Sullivan stripes on the sleeves of his judicial robes probably has a fairly well developed sense of the absurd. He also suggested I cut Rehnquist some slack, particularly since my instinct, were I to be accosted by reporters in my driveway, would run less to attempting a quip of whatever lameness quotient and more towards having my dog bite the nearest photog in the butt.

James Elliott said...

Imagine our local gadflies' reaction if Kathy had instead chosen to defend Justice Rehnquist's choice of words. Of course they'd be all over him, and her. Silly buggers.

You have know way of knowing that. You are making a supposition. Silly bugger.

Tlaloc said...

"Imagine our local gadflies' reaction if Kathy had instead chosen to defend Justice Rehnquist's choice of words. Of course they'd be all over him, and her."

No because I don't care if a person engages in a bit of cliche. What I care about is whether Rehnquist does his job well.