Earlier this morning on IMUS (around 6:45 am), Mike Barnicle was on and during a discussion of Rehnquist, Barnicle mentioned, almost in passing, that Rehnquist HATES the current Bush and is going to do everything he can to outlive the Presidency.
Has anyone else heard this angle?
*** Update ***
The more I think about this, the less I buy it. I am betting Rehnquist thinks that it will be easier to confirm two conservative judges if it is done one at a time. If he were to retire right now, that would give the moderates an excuse to make a deal with Democrats, and only one conservative would get through.
Barnicle is probably just talking out his A$$. Or maybe he isn’t, and Rehnquist really does hate Bush. Who knows? Unfortunately, Rehnquist is in such poor health and generally does not strike me as the type to write a tell-all after he finally does retire.