Friday Night Open Thread
Aspen will lose its long-time, much beloved Sheriff, Bob Braudis, at the end of this year. Braudis, who fell ill in Europe earlier this year and was hospitalized for quite a while, announced today he will retire and not run for re-election. His failed challenger in the last election, who couldn't be more different than Braudis, says he'll run again. I hope another candidate steps up.
The New York Times has an article on the political test facing Obama in replacing Justice Stevens. Who's heading up the replacement team? Not such good news -- Here's Rahm again:
The White House already has a Supreme Court nomination team in place, with the selection process run by the new White House counsel, Robert F. Bauer, and overseen by Rahm Emanuel, the chief of staff. Once a nominee is picked, Mr. Bauer’s wife, Anita Dunn, who is Mr. Obama’s former communications director, will coordinate with advocacy groups. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee during some of its most contentious confirmation fights, is also likely to play a crucial role.
This is an open thread, all topics welcome.
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