Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Chief Justice Sean Penn?

Last night, on the CBS Evening News, the reporters were all impressed that Chief Justice nominee John Roberts spoke without notes at his confirmation hearing.

I didn't understand their fascination with this simple act of memorizing a few notes for possibly the most important day of a person's professional life. Any actor can do that. Does that mean we should consider Sean Penn or Bruce Willis for a post on the Supreme Court (other credentials notwithstanding)?

4 comments:

Popeye said...

Sean Penn could be interesting. If he got really pissed at one of the lawyers he could just jump up and take a swing at 'em. . .

Lorna said...

you just got me moving down the wrong aisle on this---Sean Penn is, recent and past flukey things notwithstanding, one of the people whose craft I admire most---so of course, he's hot---what were you saying about him?

Tanda said...

"Last night, on the CBS Evening News, the reporters were all impressed that Chief Justice nominee John Roberts spoke without notes at his confirmation hearing."

Well...compared to Ole Georgie Boy...

You know.

Laurie said...

Popeye - That would make the Judiciary a littly more interesting, don't you think?

Lorna - He is amazing, isn't he?

Tanda - Good point.