Saturday, July 09, 2005

Chief Justice Rehnquist

I really thought Chief Justice Rehnquist was going to resign yesterday. But then columnist Bob Novak went on CNN saying he had one good source that Rehnquist was going to submit his resignation letter when President Bush returned from Europe. Matt Drudge amplified Novak's speculation and all Washington was just waiting for the final word.

This has to be kind of demeaning for Rehnquist. Not to be too crude, but I mean, when you are going to croak, you want to do so on your own terms, not when everyone is waiting for you to drop dead. I think Rehnquist wants to surprise, just to show that he will go out on his own terms, when he is good and ready.

Witness his words to a reporter on Friday when the reporter asked him if he really was going to resign: "That's for me to know, and for you to find out."

1 Comments:

Blogger The Critics said...

My guess is that Rehnquist plans to never retire. He will likely commission the people at Madame Tussaud's to create a replica in his image so that even long after he is dead, his effigy and his clerks will still go on posting legal innuendo. It might come out as gibberish, since wax sculptures arent known for their intense legal minds, but who knows.

7/18/2005 09:03:00 AM  

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