Friday, May 1, 2009

Nerd Alert Friday: Supreme Court Edition

In case there was any doubt in your mind that I'm just a gigantic nerd, try this on for size: I have a favorite Supreme Court Justice.

It's David Souter, and now he's retiring! After reading the fascinating book The Nine last year, I developed a non-sexual crush on Souter. My affections have nothing to do with his judicial opinions (I'm not THAT big of nerd.....yet) but because he's pretty much an eighteenth century dork living in now times. He doesn't like using email, doesn't own a cell phone or television, and once they had a really hard time calling him back to an emergency court session because they couldn't get a hold of him (because again, no cell, no TV, etc). Plus he's from New England, so obviously we're soul mates.

He's also a lifelong bachelor, and fellow Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor used to try to set him up on dates. Which is just adorable.

But now he's retiring, which will lead to one of those insanely-over-the-top-partisan appointment hearings (whatever happened to Clarence Thomas anyway?). Should be fun. And by "fun," I mean annoying and awful.

So bybye David Souter! I'd promise to write but you don't have email, and these things you call "letters" are too nerdy even for me.


red said...

Life long bachelor usually = gay.

Liz said...

Agreed. They said he was engaged once but it didn't work out. Hmmmmm .... Still love him though!

words...words...words... said...

What Red said. Although I, too, think that the Supreme Court Dating Service sounds adorable. "We'll find you a girl you can appoint for life or your money back!"