As I’m stuck at the airport, I think it’s blogging time. (I guess that that’s the legal equivalent of “clobbering time” in the Fantastic Four.)
Every time there is a Supreme Court vacancy, lots of thoughtful people say, “Gee, what the Court really needs is someone with major electoral experience. A Governor or a Senator.” But it never happens. Indeed, you have to go back to Earl Warren to find that sort of nominee. Why does this idea always flame out (no pun intended)?