by Gayle Plato
Sometimes history can repeat itself in odd ways. William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States, but many do not know that he was appointed and served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court– Warren Harding nominee. President Harding made him Chief Justice, a position he held until just before his death in 1930. According to the whitehouse.gov website, Taft felt the appointment was his greatest honor; he wrote: “I don’t remember that I ever was President.”
My prediction for the nominee to take Justice David Souter’s position is- dare I say it– a maverick, former democratic leader, you may know by name: President William Jefferson Clinton. I assert that the deal was struck during the campaign end, maybe last June? From what I can see, being impeached as President does not prevent you from becoming a Justice.
Hillary, you get Secretary of State, and your husband can serve as a Justice. You both must back Barack Obama, campaign for him, and help unite the party. Mark my words!!!
Seems others are thinking this too, and have suspected it, but more when others thought Hillary Clintion would be the next President. Nonetheless, deals are deals. We’ll see if this opportunity or another opening will lead the way for Justice Bill.
“Pepperdine Law School’s Douglas Kmiec said, “The former president would be intrigued by court service and many would cheer him on.” (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/03/supreme-court-justice-bill-clinton/)