"Having only one woman on the Supreme Court does not reflect the makeup of the United States," he said Sunday. "I think we should have more women, we should have more minorities."
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont (naturally, a Democrat) spoke these words on ABC's "This Week".
I paused and reflected over the statement. We really don't have any midgets represented on the Supreme Court either. For some reason, I don't see Patrick rushing out to represent those folks. I don't see any transvestites represented....but Patrick isn't rushing out to represent those folks either.
Then you start to review his entire statement....more women....more minorities....and you only have nine positions to mess with....with barely one coming open every four years on average.
Maybe the answer is simply American Supreme Court Judge Idol....with a group of 15 potential judges lined up each week....performing for the audience....with three Senators sitting as TV judges....and then a call-in vote deal. We could ensure the best performer gets the position in the end.