RealClearPolitics - Obama Picks Himself for the Supreme Court
In a very strange essay from February, Jeffrey Rosen argued -- presumably facetiously -- that Barack Obama should "nominate himself to replace John Paul Stevens." The reason? Obama's cerebral, detached style, his background, his deference to Congress and his temperament all spoke to the needs of the bench better than the needs of the White House. "In the end," Rosen wrote, "Obama's legacy on the court might surpass his legacy in the White House."
That was patently absurd for all the obvious reasons. But in choosing Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, Obama might have done the next best thing: nominated someone exactly like himself.
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