President Obama says the ideal replacement for Justice Souter should have “a sharp and independent mind" and, of course, "empathy." Could White House counsel Greg Craig be researching feverishly whether a President can serve in two branches of the federal government at the same time?
Obama’s Top Supreme Court Pick
By Asher Embry
The White House roared with giddy cheer,
When Justice Souter made it clear,
How soon his SCOTUS opening came.
Let’s start the nomination game!
The legacy of David Souter,
Still guides each subsequent recruiter:
Make sure you know the judge you name,
Or risk what Souter soon became --
With faulty vetting by his staff,
The first George Bush’s biggest gaffe.
Barack has tried his level best,
To say there’ll be no litmus test.
But one group he’ll disqualify --
No male Caucasians need apply.
It’s surely no surprise to find,
“O” thinks that justice isn’t blind.
He says the central traits should be,
Diversity and empathy --
Include in Court deliberation,
Each Justice’s imagination.
While “O” is fighting flu-like germs,
And running banks and auto firms:
Awarding stimulus largess,
Enchanting members of the press:
Ensuring global warming halts,
Apologizing for our faults…
Convinced there’s more for him to do,
He wants to add a thing or two.
We hope Obama didn’t ask,
Greg Craig to take a secret task:
To check that nothing would prevent,
While serving still as President,
“O” simultaneously'd assign,
Himself as Justice number 9!
(You can read more of Asher Embry's Political Verse at www.politicalverse.com.)
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