Does anyone know the truth to the rumor we have been hearing for a few days now that Hillary will join a McCain cabinet should he be elected? Such a bold move would spin the Obama camp into a frenzy of fear. What Obama secrets does Hillary hold?
Hillary has long sought a key judicial position in our highest court. Rumors are that Hillary is being discussed as a candidate for Attorney General to add to her credibility for the next open Supreme Court Justice position. Several of the Associate Justices are teatering on the brink of retirement, these include: John Paul Stevens (88), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (75), Stephen Breyer (70) Antonin Scalia (72), and Anthony Kennedy (72).
As Reported by the New York Times, Sen Obama does not want Hillary in the Supreme Court. He shows he tolerates Hillary only as long as she or Bill can get him votes.
“But the word in Democratic circles is that Hillary – after being rejected by Obama as his running mate, the position given to Sen. Joe Biden – made it clear to Obama’s camp that she wanted to be appointed to the Supreme Court.
One insider said, “Hillary wants an assurance that if she shows loyalty and goes out there like a good soldier, she will be rewarded with a nomination for the Supreme Court should a seat become available.” […]
The problem is, we’re told, Obama “balked” at promising Hillary the judgeship, perhaps because he still resents how the Clintons attacked him during the primaries.”
Mark Karlin said: “How does Supreme Court Justice Hillary Clinton sound?
It sounds superb to us. Freed of the constraints of “triangulating” political considerations that have hobbled and severely compromised her progressive values, a seat on the Supreme Court would be an ideal way for Clinton to help steer our Constitution back to its original moorings. Without having to worry about voting based on future campaign strategy, she would be liberated to impact America in a profoundly positive way.
And if the Chief Justice position should somehow open (although Roberts is quite young, but who knows, he might tire of a court moving in a different direction if the Democrats regain control of the White House — and increase their majority in the Senate), then Chief Justice Clinton — Hillary that is — sounds mighty fine to us.
You might ask why I would be so supportive of Hillary Clinton serving on the Supreme Court when I have been so critical of her record. Well, the question answers itself. It is her politically calculated record during her Senate term, and the positions that she supported during the eight years in the White House that she counts among her 35 years of experience of which I have been most skeptical as a progressive.
But a seat on the Supreme Court would free Clinton to put her keen intellect to work in resolving Constitutional issues that desperately need to be saved from a wrecking ball by a Court that has veered dangerously to the right. It would allow her the potential to leave an enormous legacy, without worrying about how to vote because of the next election coming down the line. “
The Gunny reports:
“One insider said: “Hillary wants an assurance that if she shows loyalty and goes out there like a good soldier, she will be rewarded with a nomination for the Supreme Court should a seat become available.” A representative for Hillary sent an e-mail to The Post’s “Page Six” column on Wednesday calling the report: “Absurd. Nonsense. Rubbish. Hogwash. Malarkey.” But The Post asserted on Thursday: “The problem is, we’re told, Obama ‘balked’ at promising Hillary the judgeship.”
So is this Trick or Treat!!!!!????