Ryan Sager at Tech Central has interesting things to say about Senator Democratic Leader Harry Reid's recent comments on Supreme Court associate justices Antonin Scalia (almost laudatory) and about Clarence Thomas (disparaging).
The tantalizing theory offered up by Sager is that Reid was offering the White House a slam dunk confirmation process should the President appoint Scalia to replace the ailing and presumably-soon-to-retire Chief Justice Rehnquist.
But Sager seems to feel that with the mandate gained by the President in his recent re-election, he may be emboldened to appoint Thomas, seeking personal kudos and credit to the Republican Party for appointing the first African-American chief justice.
It's intriguing stuff. And it all may be true.