Not the least of the cruel ironies in the current White House scandals is the likelihood that the profoundly corrupt Karl Rove will have a leading role in selecting the next justice to serve (for a life term) on the Supreme Court.
The lock-step Republican congressional majority and the powerful Republican propaganda machine have the means to put almost anyone on the USSC. This means we might witness the following extraordinary spectacle:
- Rove persuades Bush to appoint a political hack and reliable vote to the Supreme court.
- Rove is indicted and convicted of crimes in the Plamegate scandal.
- Rove appeals his conviction to the Supreme Court.
- Rove's conviction is overturned 5-4, with the deciding vote cast by the justice he selected.
Welcome to modern America, where government is of the gangsters, by the gangsters, and for the gangsters.