Even A Former Justice
Has to Show Some Skin to Sell Books
By William Boardman
Some Public Service Merits Eternal Ingratitude
Sandra Day O'Connor, 83, retired as a Supreme Court Justice but still active on the judicial and book tour circuits, has been teasing the rest of us for years with hints and winks and suggestions that she may feel badly about being the deciding vote in the 5-4 Supreme Court decision that gave the country President Bush and all that he wrought over two disastrous terms.
In January 2010, O'Connor was asked whether Bush v Gore was the right decision and she danced away like this:
"I don't know. It was a hard decision to make. But I do know this: there were at least three separate recounts of the votes, the ballots, in the four counties where it was challenged and not in one of the recounts would the election have changed. So I don't worry."