I realize that my distrust and hatred for our current administration might make me a little overly paranoid about such things, but doesn’t it seem a little bit strange that just two weeks after Sandra Day O’Connor resigns her post on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice William Rehnquist suddenly takes ill?
Apparently, there was much speculation last week that Rehnquist was going to step down himself, but that didn’t actually happen. Which means, of course, that the White House secretly tried to force him to step down; he at first gave in, much like O’Connor before him, but then changed his mind and refused, and now they’re trying to have him killed (and who would believe that–the guy’s 80, so his getting sick and going to the hospital is hardly surprising) so they can make way for more ultra-conservative justices of their choosing. Even if they can’t decide amongst themselves just who that might be.
Do I think that’s what really happened? No, not really…but what makes me both so sad and so angry is that I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised it if had.