This is DEFINITELY a Bush trial balloon via Drudge. There’s some sort of “internal review” going on in the WHite House about whether to nominate Clarence Thomas as chief justice if Rehnquist steps down. Good god, he’s one of the worst appointments ever, and he’s no intellectual giant on the court, as he basically parrots whatever Scalia’s line is.
Drudge is right about one thing — Bush will use up all his political capital trying to push that through. I cannot imagine, with all the large plans on the plate — tax and Social Security reform, FMA — that he would burn his capital up on such a contentious nomination.
OK. Off to bed…and back to the grind tomorrow!