Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The choice is clear.

Much speculation has been put forward as to whom will be nominated by President Obama to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by David Souter. Many people are speculating that the choice will be female, and conservatives are up in arms that Obama made "empathy" one of his considerations.

This, of course, points to Obama selecting Counselor Deanna Troi of the Starship Enterprise as the next Supreme Court justice. Conservatives are already readying questions as to her relationship with Commander William Riker, her well-documented dependence on chocolate and her odd fashion choices of deep-cut, asymmetrical necklines.

Some so-called legal scholars say that Counselor Troi is ineligible due to being half-human and half-Betazoid, therefore not a citizen of Earth, while others point to her being "fictional".

These are the sort of hair-splitting quibbles that cause unrest and contempt among the lay population for the legal profession.


FranIAm said...

An excellent choice! Troi - strong, sensitive, empathic!

dguzman said...

But Matty Boy, she ALWAYS crashes the Enterprise!


namastenancy said...

Great choice!

Matty Boy said...

It seems the girly contingent of my reading public is strongly behind this choice.

As to dguzman and her problems steering the Enterprise, I didn't recommend making her Chief Justice.

Mary said...

The only possible objection I can think of is the complaint that she restates the obvious. However, it seems to me that we are long overdue for someone who can even see the obvious.

My word is "avermos" - which seems as if it ought to be a real word.