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So long Souter

David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the current Supreme Court term. Appointed by the first George Bush in 1990, Souter turned out to be the best thing one could have hoped for to replace the great William Brennan. Because Souter turned out to be ideologically close to Brennan, Bush I was sure we had someone like Clarence Thomas follow Thurgood Marshall.

Even though I’m much happier having Obama appoint a new justice than Bush II or McCain, this is a case where you remember you have a large majority in the Senate and try to appoint someone like, well, David Souter — okay maybe a little left of that. I’m sure FoxNews already has their "hate tapes" ready, they just have to dub in the name.

Among the people whose names have been floated in recent months are Elena Kagan, whom Mr. Obama named as his solicitor general, and two federal appeals court judges, Sonia Sotomayor and Diana Pamela Wood.

I’m going out on a limb and guessing it won’t be Bork.

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Attaturk

In 1949, I decided to wrestle professionally, starting my career in Texas. In my debut, I defeated Abe Kashey, with former World Heavyweight boxing Champion Jack Dempsey as the referee. In 1950, I captured the NWA Junior Heavyweight title. In 1953, I won the Chicago version of the NWA United States Championship. I became one of the most well-known stars in wrestling during the golden age of television, thanks to my exposure on the Dumont Network, where I wowed audiences with my technical prowess. I was rumored to be one of the highest paid wrestlers during the 1950s, reportedly earning a hundred thousand dollars a year. My specialty was "the Sleeper Hold" and the founding of modern, secular, Turkey.

Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

I'm just an average moron who in reality is a practicing civil rights and employment attorney in fly-over country .

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