Will Obama "Pull a W." With Supreme Court Nomination?
Satire by John W. Lillpop
Although Former President George W. Bush is often praised for placing John Roberts and Sam Alito on the U.S. Supreme Court, W.'s record on court nominees is not without blemish.
Remember, it was none other than W. who sent the body politic, at least the right side thereof, into epileptic seizure when he nominated Harriet Miers to serve as an Associate Justice of the SCOTUS.
Miers was a very good friend of the Bush family and a former queen of the Texas lottery, both excellent qualifications for one willing to gamble with America's future, but not quite enough for some snooty conservatives.
If the past 100 days are any indication, W.'s nomination of Miers will end up looking like sheer genius when compared to Obama's choice to replace David Souter.
Consider the following sign which is now posted in the main window of the Oval Office:
Street savvy victim of racism and bigotry needed for lifetime, guaranteed government job in Washington, D.C.
Pro-choice people of color atheists with bilingual skills, clean IRS record, and ACORN experience encouraged to apply.
Background in Constitutional law not mandatory, but will be considered a plus. Must be willing to oppose powerful white male co-workers on a daily basis in collaboration with a tired old Jewish lady on her last legs.
Bring your genealogical history printout showing a pattern of slavery and or racial discrimination against you or your ancestors to the front door. Ask for BHO.
White males need not apply.
Confidential sources (Republican moles) within the administration say the White House has already received more than 1,000 applications and has started a "short list" which, so far, includes the following luminaries:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California)
Angela Davis, former College professor
Sonia Sotomayor, a front runner because she is a woman and Hispanic, AKA, a "two-fur."
Asked to comment on Obama's racist and sexist screening criteria, a high-level administration source replied that the president has vowed to be very thoughtful and careful in selecting the female minority he ultimately nominates!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 10:51 AM