— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) February 13, 2016
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.
Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.
According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body…
I’m sad for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who considered him a friend.
Is it possible for President Obama to nominate Joe Biden as Scalia’s replacement? Yeah, I don’t think Joe wants the job either, but watching him Bugs-Bunny the GOP Fuds for the next nine months would be highly entertaining.
Second-best #outoffuckstogive candidate: Professor Anita Hill (whose nomination might have the salutatory side effect of killing Clarence Thomas, or at least causing him to resign before the spotlight caught him… because I know there’s a lot of voters under the age of 30 who don’t remember just how horribly Thomas and his defenders behaved back in 1991).