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Court Prognostication


Based on what I saw over the weekend, there’s an interesting divide among political commentators on who President Bush will pick to replace the ailing Chief Justice. On Fox, most analysts I saw suggested that the Chief Jsutice nomination will go to Clarence Thomas, if he would accept it (which, in my mind, is a long shot). On other networks, however, pundits seemed dismissive of a potential Thomas nomination, opining that the President would be crazy to pick such a fight. Of course, it is not as if many TV pundits have demonstrated a knack for predicting Bush Adminsitration policy. I suspect the folks at Fox have better sourcing. Again, however, I doubt Thomas would accept a nomination for Chief Justice even were it offered. I cannot believe he has any desire to go through the confirmation process one more time.


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