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According to Jeffrey Toobin’s new book Justice Souter almost resigned after Bush v. Gore in a fit of pique. (And who talked him out of it you want to know? Me too.) The book also says he “loathes” Washington and doesn’t much like the Court. There’s a second rate intellect to go with a second rate temperament (to muddle the famous Oliver Wendell Holmes description). When you start listing all time bad decisions by a Bush president Souter ranks fairly high. Just another reminder that presidents and their judgment matters — a lot.

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