The other day I commented
on a BBC piece about the Supreme Court, in which Philip John Davies, a professor of American Studies at De Montfort University, lent his expertise to the analysis. His words were brought back to me today upon the announcement of President Bush's nominee to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Said Professor Davies:
[In the past nominees] would have taken a law degree as kiddiwinks, but they were really politicians. Now they tend to be judges with good records.
Whoops. From today's BBC
There has been a collective scratching of heads on Capitol Hill at President George Bush's decision to nominate a member of his inner circle with no experience of being a judge to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court.