Was POTUS having some fun with all of us today mentioning two highly rumored SCOTUS names in his speech during the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Justice John Roberts? Perhaps Rehnquist’s spirit — “That’s for me to know, and you to find out” — was in the room.
POTUS: I appreciate the Vice President being here, Attorney General Al Gonzales. I thank Harriet Miers, Counsel to the President, and members of my administration who worked on the nomination and confirmation. I particularly want to thank former Senator Fred Thompson for his leadership.
A red herring? Or a sign that in fact the nominee will be the beloved Fred Thompson?