William Rehnquist has reportedly just turned in his resignation letter.
Despite our two-month long cool, rainy spell here in Colorado Springs, it’s looking like a long, hot summer.
Drudge has the big siren going on his site so it must be true
Seriously, if this really happens it presents Bush with some interesting opportunities. Add into the mix reports that Stevens and Ginsburg may resign by the end of the year (apparently more likely for Stevens than for Ginsburg) and we could be on the verge of a major reshuffling of the 3rd branch of government.
It’s quite expected, of course. Why delay the selection/appointment process any longer?
And to the Denver weather…is it normally hot like that during the summer? I think I’ll be making a move to Denver within the year and one major reason is to get away from the hot weather Houston puts us through.
Long, hot summer indeed. Of course I’m in Kansas and in my third trimester.
“I think I’ll be making a move to Denver within the year and one major reason is to get away from the hot weather Houston puts us through.” — Jen
I’ve been up to Denver about 30% of the time over the last five months.
I thought I was in Iowa! This global warming stuff will turn the wheat fields to the east, into tall corn. And Iowa into god-only-knows-what.
P.S. Kansas will probably be like Houston.
P.P.S. Meanwhile, In Pueblo, it’s still hot and, more importantly, DRY.
It’s been over 100 here in South Central Texas since before the 4th Weekend. Add the humidity and the index has been 110 or more. It was 85 frickin’ degrees the other day before 9 AM. I love Texas, but I think I’m geting old. I never gave a crap how hot it was when I was 10 :p
Let’s hope for one SCOTUS resignation each Friday in July. My votes would be O’Connor, Rehnquist, Stevens, Ginsburg and Souter.
Denver’s been horribly muggy this summer. Humidity as high as 50% with temperatures in the 90s.
Rainy, hail AND lightning. I had lightning strike the field behind my house a week ago. Set it on fire. Fortunately, the torrential rain and hail that came 10 minutes later put it out.
Rehnquist is as conservative as they come, so I fail to see how this will make much of a difference.
Except that Rehnquist was good at bringing together a consensus. If Bush appoints a Scalia or a Thomas, will they be too strident and let moderates like Kennedy drift to the left?
Everyone is waiting for the announcement on Rehnquist. By the way, here in San Francisco, it is maybe 70, breezy fog off the ocean coming in high and fast. By sundown you won’t be able to see the tops of the skyscrapers.
Just checked Drudge – no announcement at 6:21 PM Eastern.
RE: Pueblo Heat
The outside temp is pushing 100. The humidity is 14%. The swamp-cooler is running like a champ. The temp inside is the low 70s.
Kennedy’s already voting with the lefties on KELO and saying that they need to incorporate international law. Kennedy seems destined to replace O’Connor as the Court’s weather vane no matter who the chief is.
Ironic that the guy appointed to the court because Bork was too conservative to adeqately protect people’s rights voted with the liberals to kill property rights of individuals, more proof than when the libs try to free a terrorist, serial killer or racist on the pretence of protecting the rights of everyone, it’s BS.
Appoint Janice Rogers Brown… let the dems show how little they really care about the advancement of women and minorities.
“Ironic that the guy appointed to the court because Bork was too conservative to adeqately protect people’s rights voted with the liberals to kill property rights of individual…” — MarkD
Hardly. It was part and parcel of their objection to Borke. And it will be part of their rejection of anyone who resembles him.
All part of the plan…
[Bill of Rights....void where prohibited by law.]
Ya know, Bush should really have gone for cloning. This way we could have 3 or 4 Thomases on the Court.
Scott in CA
…By the way, here in San Francisco, it is maybe 70, breezy fog off the ocean coming in high and fast….
Ah. But the problem lies in that San Francisco is in California, and is waaay too close to Berkeley.
It’s said (but apparantly unverified) that Mark Twain said “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.”
Admittedly, the heat this time of year in Arizona is insufferable, but it does keep the riff-raff down.
AZlib – yes, but really, who cares? I work in SF but live 2 miles north of the UC Berkeley campus. It provides excellent evening lectures, theatre and fine arts, great bookstores, etc. It’s a good trade-off if you don’t take it seriously. No different than living in Oxford or Cambridge (Mass). Cheers.
TO: Scott in CA
“AZlib – yes, but really, who cares?” — Scott in CA
…when is the last time you read Lucifer’s Hammer?
P.S. We’re, by my calculations, about 200% overdue for another ‘hit’. The mean time between events, over the last four millenia, has been approximately 722 years. The last such event was 542 AD, and the onset of the Dark Ages.
Scott: is the Top Dog still there on the north side of campus?
Jen I live in Denver moved here with my husband about 6 years ago. I like it here allot. The weather is never dull, we get a couple hot months a year but it is normally dry heat in July and August. Yesterday it was 94. Email me if you need any information.
Reliable sources are saying that Chief Justice William Rehnquist has tendered his resignation to President Bush.
A White House statement is forthcoming. As always, Red State’s Erick Erickson is all over the latest developments.
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It sure is balmy here in Pennsylvania. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
I would love to see Bush have a chance to fill 4 SC vacancies, but I doubt that will happen. We can’t possibly be that lucky.
Harry Reid just called for Bush to appoint a Justice “like Earl Warren.” Apparently having visited Gitmo the Democrats are now all in favor of racial detention camps…
It is 1507 in Cal an I have yet to see he’s out in any of the MSM. I think it is still a rumor/wish of liberal Republicans so they can justify getting a big government judge appointed and Bush will not continue to look as he has thrown in with the left. Without 2 to fill he will have to pick at list a middle of the roader to not look as liberal as seems to have become.
The press was dogging Rehnquist at home this morning. He refused to confirm or deny. Quote: “Well, you’ll just have to see, won’t you?”
Come on down to Phoenix…we haven’t been below 110 since the middle of June.
Then too, we set records for cold this past winter.
~48 hours later I repeate B— S—. Just a bunch of liberals hoping to give Bush a chance to apoint one of their guys. Wishful thinking does not always generate the desired result.