The Apprentice, Supreme Court Edition

SO ... T has summoned the two finalists for Supreme Court to a televised announcement tonight, where one will be chosen and the other dismissed in person in front of the entire country. Is this normal procedure? I mean, for government, not The Apprentice.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on January 31, 2017 at 1:08pm

Say what??? Unfucking believable.

Comment by alsoknownas on January 31, 2017 at 1:08pm

No. It's a yuuuge difference. Very different. You'll see.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on January 31, 2017 at 1:12pm

Perhaps he'll make two appointments after  telling us that Mrs. Ginsberg has been sent to a camp.

Comment by koshersalaami on January 31, 2017 at 1:20pm

I hope neither is approved

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on January 31, 2017 at 1:23pm

kosh    of course the appt will be approved

Comment by Myriad on January 31, 2017 at 1:24pm

From Daily Kos - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/01/31/1628062/-Trump-Supreme-Cou...

Okay, let me explain something here: this is real life. It is not the Apprentice or one of his beauty pageants. You don’t decide on a Supreme Court justice based on who wins you over in a last-minute boardroom interview. You do it based on an assessment of the person's entire career and record in the law, his or her demonstrated jurisprudential vision and sense of judgment. 

In other words, if Trump hasn’t made his decision as to the nomination for a lifetime appointment yet, he is being reckless in how he’s making it, having bound himself to an announcement tonight.

And if he has made his decision but is putting the finalists through this process to build “suspense,” as is being reported, then this is gratuitous humiliation of a runner-up who—whatever awful things we deservedly think of him ideologically—is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect, and not as a television prop.

What an awful, unfit person the president is.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on January 31, 2017 at 1:26pm

as if Canada has a real leader...wait....

Comment by Myriad on January 31, 2017 at 1:35pm

Sam Stein Retweeted Adam Levine

is it possible he has them both sit across him at the table before he lets which one know they're being selected?

Comment by Myriad on January 31, 2017 at 1:58pm
From Facebook

Don't know why SCOTUS nominees would agree to such nonsense.

“Sweet lord. @Arianedevogue reports both Gorsuch and Hardiman being brought to DC to build suspense”
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Comment by Ron Powell on January 31, 2017 at 2:38pm

I didn't realize that he was going to do that.

I hereby withdraw my name from consideration.

Now he can't used the rigged applause meter.

I wonder what the consolation prize might be?

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