Justice Hillary Clinton?

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    Obama and Clinton have wound up agreeing on nearly every major issue during the campaign; at the end of the day, they share many orthodoxies. Unless the Supreme Court were to get mired in minuscule details of what constitutes universal health care, Obama could assume that he'd be pleased with most Clinton votes, certainly on major issues such as abortion.

    Obama could also appreciate Clinton's undeniably keen mind. Even Clinton detractors have noted her remarkable mental skills; she would be equal to any legal or intellectual challenge she would face as a justice. The fact that she hasn't served on a bench before would be inconsequential, considering her experience in law and in government.

    James Andrew Miller - Next Stop, Supreme Court? - washingtonpost.com

    While I realize this article is a few months old, I felt like that given how close we are to the end of the election it was time to revisit this issue. I have given this much thought and on the surface it would make complete sense with the low key nature of Hillary Clintons support for Barack Obama in this election. However on the other side of the coin, she would have IMHO an extremely difficult time getting through any confirmation process.
     
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    I see here more in a cabinet postion! But we will see! I have a feeling she is going to stay a senator and run for President again in four or eight years!
     
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    Not with a supermajority of Dems. But she already said she wasn't interested.
     
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    Do you think if offered Hillary would turn down an appointment to the Court? That would be a hard one I believe. As for the Supermajority thing, even though I did not vote for McCain or Obama, it is my hope that if anything happens in this election there is NO supermajority.
     
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    I thought you were for McCain! Did you change your mind or did I just think wrong?
     
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    I don't know. If she wants another shot a being president, she'll turn it down.

    I don't think there's much we can do at this point...it's very likely the Dems will have a chokehold on the government for a couple of years...at least in Congress.
     
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    I don't think so. Why be a Supreme Court Justice when you can be President? She'll be able to run again in 2016. I'll bet she's been promised a big cabinet position.
     
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    Are we sure she is "not interested"? Lot's of things go on behind closed door's until the hammer falls. And the new guys/gals move in to town :confused:

    Was she interested in the Vice President position? NO!!!!! Everyone in the country, with the exception of Sarah, knows that the Veep - does nothing unless required to break a tie in the Senate, and stepping in to be President .... :eusa_pray: God Forbid :eusa_pray: .... But there are many. many more places in Obama's Whitehouse where Hillary wound and could shake a lot of stuff up! It could even include "secret talks" that include Slick Willy ... if they can keep in his cage, under lock and key. :eusa_eh:

    I say becoming a Justice is not a position she is looking for either.

    My opinion only.
     
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    Exactly what I think! There is no way she is going to give up the chance to run for President!
     
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    Luissa that was a long time ago, while I have been a life long Republican I withdrew my support for McCain when he supported the "bailout" bill.
     

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