Monday, May 4, 2009
I would like to like Justice Souter. Here is a guy who says at the relatively young age of 69, this town sucks, it's full of phonies, the work is boring, and it's impossible to find a good place to hike. I am so outta here. And then off he goes back the mountains of New Hampshire and his mountains, forests and books. I admire that. He is his own man. So he's a confirmed bachelor, a loner, and so on. That's fine. I don't know if he has a dog, but he probably should. Or at least a cat. He may be more of a cat person. I do not pass judgment. As some of you may know, two of the most brilliant jurists alive today are cat people. I take it that by saying he wants a Justice with empathy, our young President is saying he would prefer a dog person.