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I like Ken, but this is a stupid idea - this position should go to a Sr judge who has experience deciding hard cases.

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are making a last-minute push to get Interior Secretary Ken Salazar appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ritter and the senators told President Barack Obama in a letter Friday that Salazar should be seriously considered and that his Hispanic background and his perspective as a westerner would be an asset to the court's makeup.

Obama is expected to announce his nominee to replace retiring Justice David Souter as soon as Tuesday.

Salazar is a former U.S. senator and former Colorado attorney general.

Salazar recently said he's not interested in being on the Supreme Court. He told Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today Show" two weeks ago that he loves his current job.

Sat May 23, 2009 9:02 pm

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I just had to see what "Stupid" referred to today. There are so many possibilities.

You are right - Salazar isn't qualified to be a USSC justice. But he isn't qualified for what he's doing now, either. So it doesn't make any difference, does it? I wonder if he cheated on his taxes. I don't think you can get an appointment without that.

In government, as we clearly see every day, qualifications don't count for much. Someone who tows the line and covers for the politicians who hire them will get the job even with no qualifications or bad qualifications. You're paying for butt-kissers, not qualified talent.

If Ritter and the congressmen were trying to push Salazar, it must be that they're trying to get rid of him. Salazar clearly said he didn't want the appointment.

There's no explaining what Ritter will do. Look at the judges he's appointed here. He doesn't pay attention to law much so I guess he doesn't care who's on the court.

Tue May 26, 2009 10:09 am
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