I am obviously not back on a regular basis, but I will engage in a little self-celebration at getting the first Supreme Court nominee prediction pick head on.
On November 22, 2008, I predicted Sotomayor would be the first Supreme Court nominee . . . and . . . well . . . she is:
Alright folks, I really have no idea how it will go down, but these are my predictions of the order of the nominations selected from the top ten prospects as listed by Salon.
I have no real additional insight into the picks and order aside from my gut feeling.
Nonetheless, here are my picks in order of their future nomination.
Nomination Pick #1
Sonia Sotomayor, 54 — After growing up in a Bronx housing project, Sotomayor has risen to become a judge on one of the most powerful courts in the land: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. As a Hispanic woman, Sotomayor would make an attractive candidate if Obama is looking to diversify the court. There has never been a Hispanic on the Supreme Court, and there is only one woman currently on the bench, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sotomayor might also have bipartisan appeal. She is politically moderate, and President George H.W. Bush appointed her to her first judgeship.
Obama’s first appointment should rightly be a woman, seeing as they are more than 50% of the population and have one representative on the bench. I believe she will be the first appointment because she is an uncontroversial slightly liberal woman, and would be the first latino to boot. (link)
My prediction was that the second nominee would be Cass Sunstein. We’ll see how how I do in round #2.
So I’m back posting again. Question is where did I go? Blogging is great, but you have to be in the groove/right state of mind to do it. And I’m back in that state of mind.
I have also some to terms with the fact that I am not going to be one of those bloggers who blogs everyday.
My work schedule is too much to do that, and so I just won’t. It will probably mean that this blog will ever only get so big, but that’s totally fine.
I also realized that I’d like to blog about more than politics (note the change in title), so going forward, there will be political commentary, but also “other” commentary along with my other random thoughts for your possible reading pleasure.
Maybe I’ll see you tomorrow, maybe not, in any event I hope you keep reading.
So, I’m on a blogging break, but I can’t help but say I told you so!
On September 28, 2008, Black Thought wrote, and I quote (myself):
Ever noticed all you ever heard was Palin saying “Bristol and the young man she will marry.” You never heard the “young man” say he was going to get married.
He doesn’t want to, and he won’t if McCain-Palin loses.
If he did, he would have a while ago.
Of course, he might just do it if they win. The White House is a lot more fun than Alaska.
Just a prediction (link)
Its sometimes just so nice to be so right.
And I’m back to my blogging break, so satisfied.
I’ve been unable to find the time to blog. I have been defeated for now. However, I will eventually rev up my blogging again. Stay tuned.
I’m taking an extended break from blogging until January 8th. Sometimes you just need a break. Happy Holidays!
Remember this my friends . . . as told by Huffington Post. Talk about foreshadowing . . .
Democratic candidates gathered in Iowa today for their final debate before the January caucuses. The overall feeling of the debate was cordial considering the recent heightened spats between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s respective campaigns.
The atmosphere tensed up briefly when Obama was asked what new foreign policies he could offer with a staff of so many ex-Clinton advisers.
Read the exchange from AP:
Hillary Clinton laughed out loud, and said with a smile on her face, “I’m looking forward to hearing that.”
Obama, also smiling, waited for the laughter to die down before saying, “Hillary, I’m looking forward to you advising me as well.
Watch it . . . love it.
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Center for American Progress Cartoon