Well he may not be planning on leaving, but it’s becoming quite clear that SOMEONE wants him out the door. And that someone is the person continuing to spread rumors to the air-fluffed media of his imminent departure.
Well let’s see… WHO could spread such rumors?
Well who has a history of spreading rumors in the past?
Could it be… Darth Rove???
Hey, I’m not pointing any fingers here… but it certainly sounds like something Rove would do to gently nudge a second Supreme Court justice out the door so the Imperium could secure its hold on government.
Well, whomever it is, I hope that Rehnquist’s not-so-subtle message serves as the end to the rumor-mill. It’s bad enough that the GOP gets to replace ONE Supreme Court Justice with the departing Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. We don’t need to also worry about TWO replacements PLUS figuring out who would become the new Chief Justice!
BTW: this certainly throws one of my previous rants, where I predicted that it would be Rehnquist retiring and O’Connor becoming Chief Justice. Well, my third eye isn’t perfect.