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.