Washington Post: Supreme Court Justice Barack Obama?

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    The Washington Post is running an article entitled, "Supreme Court Justice Barack Obama?" that suggests that Barack Obama has the qualities that make him well suited to be a Supreme Court Justice. Look at this poll. It presents this statement: "Barack Obama is best suited to be: " and asks you to select one of four choices -- President; Senator; Supreme Court Justice; and None of the above. Make sure you vote. The results are priceless:

    washingtonpost.com

    Sunday, February 21, 2010

    He's too detached and cerebral . Too deferential to Congress. Too willing to compromise . And he's too much of a law professor and not enough of a commander in chief, as Sarah Palin recently admonished.

    These are some of the qualities for which the president, rightly or wrongly, is criticized. They are also the qualities that make him well suited for another steady job on the federal payroll: Barack Obama, Supreme Court justice.

    Think about it. Though Obama has struggled to find his footing in the White House, his education, temperament and experience make him ideally suited to lead the liberal wing of the court, especially at a time when a narrow conservative majority seems increasingly intent on challenging progressive economic reforms for the first time since the New Deal. Obama is clearly eager to take on the four truly conservative justices -- Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas -- as his State of the Union smackdown suggests. But as president, he's constrained by that pesky separation of powers. So what better way to engage the fight than to join the bench?
     
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    He has terrible instincts and would get his lunch eaten by the likes of Scalia and Alito--heck by Thomas.
    No, he is well suited to being floor sweep somewhere. It's a job that doesnt require honesty, involves minimal decision making skills, and where he can still serve the public.
     

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