6/13/2008

Fred Thompson Blasts Supreme Court

Fred Thompson, once considered the last great hope of conservatives in this presidential election cycle until it became clear his heart wasn't in it, has gone back to writing columns and making occasional commentaries. Today, he takes the United States Supreme Court to task for it's decision to grant inmates at Club Gitmo Constitutional Rights.

Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO's The Corner raises an interesting idea: John McCain elected President = Supreme Court Justice Fred Thompson? Amazingly, I never thought of that before, but it makes sense. He is a lawyer with vast experience in Constitutional Law, and let's face it, he's not a burn the candle at both ends kind of guy. Living out his days in the private confines of the Supreme Court may be just the right fit. Having been a Senator could help him win the guaranteed confirmation fight. Again this all assume McCain wins and John Paul Stevens and Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg don't live forever, but definitely worth thinking about.
MORE: So where is McCain on Boumediene decision? Somewhere in the middle, but definitely leaning on the right side. While he wants Gitmo closed, he's never called for constitutional rights for enemy combatants and calls the decision "one of the worst" in U.S. history. Despite his idiotic stands on oil companies and global warming, it still looks like I'll have to vote for the guy.