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.