Wednesday, June 14, 2006

This is loony, even for you guys...

Madame Justice?

In the words of Denis Leary in the underrated classic, 'Who's The Man?'...
"On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I want to be called 'King' Cooper, and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I'll be 'President Cooper'. Is that ok with you? DOCTOR, Dre?"

3 comments:

Patrick Armstrong said...

Us guys? Looks like that article demonstrated some bi-partisan support in the against column to me...

patsbrother said...

Who are "you guys"? She ran and failed as a Republican, she's trying it again as a Democrat, and nobody is claiming her.

Personally, I don't think state supreme court elections should be conducted with partisan qualifications. Yes, there has to be a better way to express that sentiment, but damned if I can think of it right now.

And last: to explain 'Madame Justice', in case someone does not know. A traditional way of addressing supreme court justices (US or state) was "Mr. Justice", either on its own or preceding the justice's last name (e.g., "Mr. Justice" or "Mr. Justice Black"). After Justice O'Connor became an Associate Justice, however, that moniker became disfavored. Most simply address justices with "Justice", again, on its own or preceding the justice's last name (e.g., "Justice O'Connor"). Sometimes, however, the form of "Mr. Justice" is still used, which is modified where appropriate to "Madame Justice".

Thus, an example of such a request as was presented here would be for Sen. McCain to request to appear on the 2008 Republican primary ballot (if he chooses to run) as John "Mr. President" McCain.

Which, of course, would just be silly.

S.A.W.B. said...

I'm not saying you guys support, or even claim her. I'm just throwing her into your moon-bat bin because she's gotten herself attached to the Democratic ticket.

By the way, since part of my evil plan is to have myself installed as President-and-Supreme-Dictator-for-Life, you may now address me as S.A."President-and-Supreme-Dictator-for-Life"W.B.