Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died in Texas at age 79.
My condolences to his family and friends.
You know the old adage: If you don't have anything nice to say.
President Obama will now have his third opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court justice. The Republicans are likely to try to hold up the nomination process until after the next president's inauguration, in the hope that they will have a Republican executive to choose the next justice.
Things are about to get pretty fucking weird.
Obviously, it's likely that Obama will select someone who's currently a sitting judge.
In my fantasy world, I wonder: Has a First Lady ever been nominated to the Supreme Court by her husband? If not, now seems like a good time to break the seal on that idea.
(There are a lot of reasons that couldn't and wouldn't happen, but a girl can dream!)
However, let us recall that Hillary Clinton loves the idea of nominating Barack Obama, if he's into it!
Let me repeat: Things are about to get pretty fucking weird.
Note: As celebrating Scalia's death is not welcome in this space, if you, like me, have nothing nice to say about the man, but feel obliged to recognize his death, please feel welcome and encouraged to simply leave an ellipsis in comments.