Hatch floats Clinton’s name for SCOTUS opening



Tilt the Scale Left: Hillary Clinton for SCOTUS? ( photo credit: David Boyle in DC)

Ugh… (and not because I am anti Clinton…I think she would throw herself into the job and make an excellent justice).

The Utah Republican, a high-ranking GOPer on the Senate Judiciary Committee, implied that Clinton could be a strong nominee.

“I even heard the name Hillary Clinton today, and that would be an interesting person in the mix,” Hatch said on the “Today Show.”

“I happen to like Hillary Clinton, I think she’s done agood job for the Democrat Secretary of State’s position. And I have high respect for her, and think a great deal of her.”

via Hatch mentions Clinton’s name for SCOTUS – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room.

I think its best that Clinton remain Secretary of State for the duration of the Obama Administration’s first term and into the beginning of a second possible term. There is too much in the world hinging on effective, cohesive US diplomatic engagement to pull a principal out of the cabinet if it can be avoided.

In addition, as moderate as the Clintons have been, nominating Secretary Clinton may just set off the right wing base and unfounded grass roots outrage into an unnecessarily protracted confirmation battle.