Justice Hillary Clinton of the U.S. Supreme Court

Now this is just a theory, but Hillary Clinton has still not conceded defeat in the race for the Democratic Nomination. However, Barack Obama is expressing every confidence that the Democratic Party will be completely united come the Convention and have everyone's full backing, and he's confident that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be supporting him.

So what's in it for Hillary? Vice President? While it definitely could appeal to many as a 1-2 knockout punch and prove to be unbeatable in November, I really don't think this is the answer. Running as Obama's VP essentially obligates Hillary to run for President in 8 years at the age of 68 to fulfill her ambitions, whatever they are, and her ambitions are far higher than the Vice-Presidency. If Hillary still wants to be President, she has two options: 1. Obama serves out two terms as President of the US and runs for election at the age of 68 in 2016. 2. Obama loses in November, Hillary is not on the ticket, and she runs for President in 2012. Personally, I don't think Hillary is the gambling type with her aspirations, her ambitions, and her ultimate legacy.

So what would satisfy Hillary Clinton enough right now to throw all her support behind Barack Obama in the race for the White House? A seat for life on the U.S. Supreme Court.

That's right folks. Hillary has the credentials. She has her Yale Law Degree, her practice with the top law firm in Arkansas, her participation during the Nixon impeachment hearings, and two terms as a United States Senator, and a most unique perspective on the White House and Separation of Powers and constitutional issues as they pertain to the executive branch as a former First Lady.

I'm certain that as soon as Barack Obama promises Hillary he would nominate her for the Supreme Court, there will be a press conference where Hillary effusively praises Barack Obama and endorses him as the next President of the United States.

What do you think?

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Eirc S. said...

I did not know Hillary had the credentials for the Supreme Court. I find it interesting that as much as they were at each others throat, they would even consider being running mates. I can't ever figure out the political games that are played, why can't it just be simple.

Thanks for the drop

June 05, 2008 1:26 AM
Rachel S said...

Ye gods! What a terrifying thought!
But as far as her credentials go, legally, there aren't any defined credentials for Supreme Court justices regarding experience in law. No one ever accused Hillary of a shortage of ambition.

June 06, 2008 2:09 PM
Matthew S. Urdan said...

Yeah, actually, there are no formal credentials to be a Supreme Court Justice, you just need to be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Hillary could be the first person in history to serve at the top of all 3 braches of government: Legislative: US Senator, Executive: First Lady,
Judicial: Supreme Court Justice.

Wouldn't that be something?

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June 06, 2008 6:25 PM

I never thought of this. She is terribly ambitious so who knows. I definately do not see her sitting back and waiting. That is an interesting thought.

June 06, 2008 7:03 PM

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