This will not be a long diary, but is Obama being arrogant about the impact of whomever he picks as a nominee for the Supreme Court?
If this article is true, I would say there is a level of arrogance to him that bothers me:
If the past 100 days are any indication, W.'s nomination of Miers will end up looking like sheer genius when compared to Obama's choice to replace David Souter.
Consider the following sign which is now posted in the main window of the Oval Office:
Street savvy victim of racism and bigotry needed for lifetime, guaranteed government job in Washington, D.C.
Pro-choice atheist people of color with bilingual skills, clean IRS record, and ACORN experience encouraged to apply.
Background in Constitutional law not mandatory, but will be considered a plus. Must be willing to oppose powerful white male co-workers on a daily basis in collaboration with a tired old Jewish lady on her last legs.
Bring your genealogical history printout showing a pattern of slavery and or racial discrimination against you or your ancestors to the front door. Ask for BHO.
White males need not apply.
Confidential sources (Republican moles) within the administration say the White House has already received more than 1,000 applications and has started a "short list" which, so far, includes the following luminaries:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California)
Angela Davis, former College professor
Sonia Sotomayor, a front runner because she is a woman and Hispanic, AKA, a "two-fur."
Asked to comment on Obama's racist and sexist screening criteria, a high-level administration source replied that the president has vowed to be very thoughtful and careful in selecting the female minority he ultimately nominates!
I am going to make a prediction right now- no matter who he picks, he will receive criticism from the Left, Right, and Center. Judging from the harsh criticism he is receiving before he has announced his nominee, I think it is safe to assume that he should pass on making any nomination at all at this time - after all, a man who lacks enough life experience to merit an honorary degree from Arizona State 'University' should not be presumptuous enough to think he's qualified to make a decision that could influence the future direction of the Highest Court in the Land!