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    Poll backs Granholm-to-SCOTUS... The President, not so much

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 26, 2009 at 07:37:41 AM EST
    Tags: Granholm, Supreme Court, President Obama (all tags)

    The first thing that ran through my mind when I read the headline was "we're never going to learn!"  "51 percent in Michigan favor Gov. Granholm for Supreme Court" the AP tells us, echoing the results of a poll conducted by Detroit's WXYZ TV 7.  Seriously?

    Not that I should have reacted that way.  I've been saying for years that you could run Jennifer Granholm against the Pope in the Vatican and she'd come out on top.  This poll only seems to back up my belief that for some reason that defies my own understanding, with a certain portion of the population she can literally do no wrong.

    Or then again, maybe I was wrong.  The poll of 600 registered voters (typically a more "liberal" sampling than "likely voters") want the Governor in DC, 51 to 44 but they also give her a negative job performance rating, and by more significant numbers, 61 to 38.

    In other words, there's a good chunk of the surveyed public that's OK with moving Jennifer Granholm off to the Supreme Court because it would get her the heck out of Michigan.  Short sighted (we've got less than two years left with the woman... I wouldn't trade two years of moderate relief for forty of agony), but I get where they're coming from.

    Things are only getting uglier under Jennifer Granholm's watch.  Soaring taxes, a great lake sized budget deficit and a nation's worst 12.9 percent unemployment rate have left a pretty bitter taste in the mouths of a lot of folks.  But stir those crises together in a pot, sprinkle in a dollop or fifty-six-thousand of judicial inexperience and a heaping helping of IRS problems in the form of multiple liens for failing to pay her payroll taxes and suddenly a Granholm SCOTUS nod makes even less sense.  

    There's no telling, just yet, which, if any of those red flags ended her candidacy but a liberal source no less venerable than the New York Times reports now that the White House's flirtation with Governor Granholm IS over:

    The president has narrowed his list to four, according to people close to the White House -- two federal appeals judges, Sonia Sotomayor of New York and Diane P. Wood of Chicago, and two members of his administration, Solicitor General Elena Kagan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

    And so just that suddenly 51 percent of Michiganders are left disappointed and heartbroken.  But look at it this way... our loss is the Supreme Court's gain.

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    It's Sotomayor (none / 0) (#1)
    by Theblogprof on Tue May 26, 2009 at 08:54:04 AM EST
    Always the bridesmaid... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Nick on Tue May 26, 2009 at 09:03:25 AM EST
    ...never the bride.

    Granholm's now been passed up for what, Health and Human Services, Labor, SCOTUS, every diplomatic envoy filled to-date...

    No matter how hard she lobbies (allegedly) she just can't seem to get out of town!

    It's the Supreme Court! (none / 0) (#3)
    by The Wizard of Laws on Tue May 26, 2009 at 10:21:33 AM EST
    I think, "We can't put Gov. Tinkerbell on the Supreme Court -- it's the Supreme Court!"

    Then I think, "Well, at least she'd be out of Michigan!"

    Then, "But it's the SUPREME COURT!"

    God help us, I hope she's not the nominee.

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