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What about this person being nominated for the Supreme Court? (Original Post) Samantha Feb 2016 OP
That would be nice. ananda Feb 2016 #1
It would be really hard for some Republicans to come out and be nasty to her Samantha Feb 2016 #2
Not a judge, not a professor - TBF Feb 2016 #3
Them Republicans don't like no smart womenfolk saltpoint Feb 2016 #4
Very pithy post -- you have such a way with words, saltpoint Samantha Feb 2016 #6
"I would not want to miss an opportunity saltpoint Feb 2016 #7
Any actual accomplishments? Retrograde Feb 2016 #5
She has authored some books and served as the Ambassador to Japan Samantha Feb 2016 #9
IIRC, Ms. Yertle Feb 2016 #8
Everyone has bad days - I saw that interview you are referencing Samantha Feb 2016 #10

Samantha

(9,314 posts)
2. It would be really hard for some Republicans to come out and be nasty to her
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:38 PM
Feb 2016

but of course some could jump that hurdle. I think the first time one of them got out of line with ugly remarks about Caroline Kennedy, they would be hit by a barrage of attacks beyond their comprehension.

Additionally, although this doesn't technically matter, I think the Country would feel such a sense of happiness to see her sitting on the Court. And most Americans would feel confidence in her judgment.

Sam

TBF

(32,643 posts)
3. Not a judge, not a professor -
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:44 PM
Feb 2016

so she graduated from law school and is the daughter of a former president. I'm sure I'd like her if I met her, but I don't think that's enough for the Supreme Court.

saltpoint

(50,986 posts)
4. Them Republicans don't like no smart womenfolk
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:44 PM
Feb 2016

clutterin' up the lanes of power.

That's why Elizabeth Warren is so threatening to them. They trot out their propaganda and Warren turns the firehose on it, full throttle, without blinking an eye.

That's in part why Loretta Lynch's nomination for AG was delayed unpardonably long by the same Republicans. Not coincidentally, said Republicans were white males. They perceived that Loretta Lynch was awfully smart (which they don't like at all) and that she was not a white male.

Caroline Kennedy's name had been raised as a U.S. Senate appointee in New York, but she wound up representing us in Japan. I thought this was a pretty splendid appointment. She appears (to me anyway) to be the sort of intelligent woman the Republicans can't stand, and not least, she's extremely effective in her advocacy of the Arts and Sciences, which the Republicans consider the twin demon curses of American culture.

A smart woman, an accomplished adult, a global sensibility, and pro-Arts Sciences? The Republicans would piss their pants.

Samantha

(9,314 posts)
6. Very pithy post -- you have such a way with words, saltpoint
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:52 PM
Feb 2016

When I read your statement, "The Republicans would piss their pants" I knew she is definitely worth consideration.
I would not want to miss an opportunity to provoke a response like that.

Always a pleasure, saltpoint.

Sam

saltpoint

(50,986 posts)
7. "I would not want to miss an opportunity
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:53 PM
Feb 2016

to provoke a response like that."

LOL!

Right back atcha, Sam. You rock.

Retrograde

(10,324 posts)
5. Any actual accomplishments?
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:46 PM
Feb 2016

Has she practiced law in the last couple of decades? Taught law? Written anything on the constitution other than at an elementary level?

Samantha

(9,314 posts)
9. She has authored some books and served as the Ambassador to Japan
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:59 PM
Feb 2016

She was the editor of nine books on U.S. Constitutional law. She also authored Profiles in Courage For our Time, and serves on the John F. Kennedy Foundation.

One does not have to be an attorney at all to be appointed to the Supreme Court, although I personally think it is helpful! But she does have a law degree from Columbia.

Sam

Ms. Yertle

(466 posts)
8. IIRC,
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:58 PM
Feb 2016

she couldn't string a single sentence together without including about three "you knows." Barely coherent. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Samantha

(9,314 posts)
10. Everyone has bad days - I saw that interview you are referencing
Mon Feb 15, 2016, 10:01 PM
Feb 2016

But I have also heard her make public statements, and she does well.

Sam

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