The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 October 2005

At least it wouldn't be Gonzales

Miriam's idea for filling that Supreme Court vacancy:

Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, who I believe is named Mary, although possibly not. The Democratic candidates for president and vice president mentioned her often and approvingly, but not by name. They just called her Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, but you could tell their wells of compassion were overflowing for her. In fact, she seemed to be the only Republican of any sexual orientation the Democrats truly liked — notice the way they kept dragging her into the debates, even when she had nothing to do with the matter at hand.

So I think we can all agree that DCLD would be the perfect candidate: female, lesbian, and if she takes after her parents, bright. She has no baggage, so no one can criticize her stand on abortion, the poor, children, Halliburton, etc. The fact that she is not a lawyer is also in her favor.

Democrats, here's a Supreme Court nomination we can all get behind!

Except to note that her name is indeed Mary, I think I'm going to leave it at that.

Posted at 1:01 PM to Political Science Fiction

Is she a Republican? Just being the daughter of a prominent Republican doesn't necessarily mean she's one herself. After all, her father is heterosexual too.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 1:20 PM on 1 October 2005

[factual answer to non-humorous attempts at humor in quoted post redacted by commenter]

That [not] said, I should point out there are actually several Republican-appointed judges, including at least one HIspanic from Texas appointed by George W. Bush, who would receive broad bipartisan support if nominated to serve on the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Matt at 2:44 PM on 2 October 2005