did the media miss another screaming headline in that Specter press conference? “… the Chief Justice is gravely ill. I had known more about that than had appeared in the media. When he said he was going to be back on
Monday, it was known inside that he was not going to be back on Monday. The full extent of his full incapacitation is really not known, I believe there will be cause for deliberation by the President.” Sound to me like a Supreme Court vacancy is no where near academic. This is happening. And Specter, behind closed doors even before he is causing public trouble at a hearing, is going to be calling some major shots.