Recent political developments
- Sen. Arlen Specter (PA) switched parties. Not really much interesting here.
- Associate Justice David Souter announced his retirement from the Supreme Court. I believe President Obama should appoint a woman to replace him, and keep appointing women every time there is a Supreme Court vacancy for him to fill, until we get to five or six women on the Court. It's past time to get some real balance between men and women on the Court. For another thing, it will infuriate the GOP and make them look stupid attacking women, like they usually do. My official prediction will hedge a bit, I'll name two, in order of likelihood, as I see it: retiring Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears and Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit in New York. Whichever is not chosen this time (or if neither is) should be at the top of the list for next time, as it is generally agreed that Obama may have three or four more opportunities to appoint.
- Jack Kemp, former New York congressman, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1988 GOP presidential candidate and 1996 GOP vice presidential nominee, died this weekend. He brought new ideas and a broader point of view to his party consistently during his public career.
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