Will the death of Antonin Scalia be enough to get Americans to take this election year seriously? Will we hear talk about how much fun it would be to “have a beer” with this or that candidate? Will we hear more about vague plans for “revolution” against the “Washington cartel,” or will we–and our candidates–grow up and join the reality-based community?
Me, I’m sitting here in my dressing gown indexing my book. (Yay! I love indexing. It means 1) that I can shape the way readers experience my book, and 2) that I’m ALMOST DONE!!!!11!!eleventy!) I’ll let you discuss the historic political sh!tstorm that will result over the ensuing months.
I’ll just make my pitch here for President Obama to nominate the “bong hits 4 Jesus” guy to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court. Who cares if he went to law school, or not? According to this article, Joseph Frederick would be about 32 years old now. Young people don’t have enough representation on the court! I think Obama should make youth his priority in this appointment: now that would be a legacy appointment.