Me and Sam
The Women’s Chair?
Courtesy Waco Kid!
One of the most irritating, and stupid, themes that I keep hearing is the idea that not only should President Bush’s nominee have been a woman . . . the women’s chair fallacy that I wrote about on Tuesday — but he/she/it should be: just like Sandra Day O’Connor in judicial philosophy.
What??!!! No. No. No.
Sandra Day O’Connor as the reincarnation of the Oracle at Delphi, channeling Constitutional interpretation? What a ludicrous idea. But Marcia Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center, was hitting that argument as hard as she could yesterday when we squared off on ABC.
Well, nice try, Marcia. Fortunately the President hasn’t fallen for that kind of foolishness.
With Sam Donaldson
at ABC News
I took the time to stop and talk briefly with Sam Donaldson afterward. I have to say that, much as I have disagreed with his political positions over the years, the man is charming in person.