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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Rehnquist RIP

Only the truly cynical would question the timing of the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist (you know those folks who claimed Vince Foster was murdered?)

Since I don't stoop to those levels, I leave it simply to suggest that the current political climate, based on the incomptent handling of Katrina and her aftermath, has changed the facts on the ground tremendously since the nomination of John Roberts for an associate justice seat.

Look for some signs when the Senate launches the Roberts confirmation hearing on Tuesday. But I think the administration that probably planned to go with a hard right ideologue to replace the Chief Justice may have to do some new calculations with his approval ratings in the tank.

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