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Rehnquist Watch


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Not going quietly.

Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, denying rumors of his retirement, said Thursday he will continue heading the court as long his health permits. “I’m not about to announce my retirement,” he said.

“I want to put to rest the speculation and unfounded rumors of my imminent retirement,” Rehnquist, 80, and ailing with thyroid cancer, said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press. “I am not about to announce my retirement. I will continue to perform my duties as chief justice as long as my health permits.”

From the rest of the press conference:

CART MASTER:Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[cough cough…]
[clang]
[…cough cough]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead! Ninepence.
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out…
[rewr!]
…your dead!
[rewr!]
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
CUSTOMER: Here’s one.
CART MASTER: Ninepence.
REHNQUIST: I’m not dead!
CART MASTER: What?
CUSTOMER: Nothing. Here’s your ninepence.
REHNQUIST: I’m not dead!
CART MASTER: ‘Ere. He says he’s not dead!
CUSTOMER: Yes, he is.
REHNQUIST: I’m not!
CART MASTER: He isn’t?
CUSTOMER: Well, he will be soon. He’s very ill.
REHNQUIST: I’m getting better!
CUSTOMER: No, you’re not. You’ll be stone dead in a moment.
CART MASTER: Oh, I can’t take him like that. It’s against regulations.
REHNQUIST: I don’t want to go on the cart!
CUSTOMER: Oh, don’t be such a baby.
CART MASTER: I can’t take him.
REHNQUIST: I feel fine!
CUSTOMER: Well, do us a favour.
CART MASTER: I can’t.
CUSTOMER: Well, can you hang around a couple of minutes? He won’t be long.
CART MASTER: No, I’ve got to go to the Robinsons’. They’ve lost nine today.
CUSTOMER: Well, when’s your next round?
CART MASTER: Thursday.
REHNQUIST: I think I’ll go for a walk.
CUSTOMER: You’re not fooling anyone, you know. Look. Isn’t there something you can do?
REHNQUIST: [singing]I feel happy. I feel happy.

[whop]

CUSTOMER: Ah, thanks very much.
CART MASTER: Not at all. See you on Thursday.

Added: Please go read Cap’n Phealy’s comment in the comment section. Just click on the time stamp. Off you go now, lad.

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