Sunday, May 16, 2010
Well, Barry O's got to pick his second SC justice. He's gonna nominate a lady from back East, Ivy League, Jewish. My primo says she will be a very good judge, and he knows a lot more about that than I do, but … there are now six Roman Catholic justices and three Jewish justices. All of those people are Ivy Leaguers by education, establishment types, northeastern. The closest thing on the court to what I think of as a traditional American upbringing is Clarence Thomas. I'd feel better about the court if there were a couple of people on it who grew up with a .22 in the closet, who had put a worm on a fish hook, who could sing along with some of the songs in the Broadman Hymnal. And, I'd think it kinda nice if there were maybe three people on the court who could qualify for membership in the Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution or at least were descended from people who've been here more than a hundred years. Fifty percent of Americans are Protestants, and if any other group constituting half of the population were completely unrepresented on the court, I suspect we'd be hearing loud and shrill whining.