Skip to comments.What about her age?
Posted on 10/05/2005 3:01:45 PM PDT by Mike10542
Okay, lets say for a moment that Miers winds up voting with Scalia and Thomas. Let's also say that she is qualified. Let's also forget about the fact that cronyism played a part here. She could wind up being a great justice. The one thing I still cannot get around is why Bush and his people would be willing to risk this all on someone who is already 60 years old!!! Does anyone else on here, besides all the other reasons against her, see a problem with her age (then again if she winds up being a bad justice, we'll be lucky she wasn't 45-50 when Bush put her on)?
Hey there were some people clamoring for giving Robert Bork another go.
As someone else posted earlier today, that would allow President Hillary to appoint her replacement in 10 years or so.
Sixty is not too old, unless you figure the GOP won't win again for 20 years.
The one good thing about this appointment is that she probably won't last that long.
I have trouble with her age, too. However, remember she's a woman, I assume a non-smoker, and not fat. Odds are, she'll be around for quite a while.
So she maybe only goes ten or twenty years instead of thirty. Excuse me if I don't see that as the end of the world.
She could serve for 30 years or more.
They are working on that.
If they keep spending and enacting socialist policies, while barely concealing obvious (if not Democrat-level) corruption, it might not be so far-fetched a scenario.
No problem. Ever heard of Ronald Reagan?
Her starting age just means that she more than likely will not serve on the court for 30 years. Which might not be a bad thing. But, if she remains healthy and retains an interest in the job, she might be around for 15-20 years. There are plenty of people who are vital and active through their seventies.
Women live longer than men.
She will likely still be there in 20 years.
Hasn't worked that well for O'Connor.
Stop insulting us old bastards! I've still got thirty years left to work.
I'm 60 years old. 60 is only old to someone who isn't there yet.
possibly. SCOTUS justices of late have not been kicking the bucket very early.
I think she almost certainly will still be alive and serving at age 80.
They are doing a great job at it, but the longest GOP drought is 20 years, from 1932 to 1952.
I'm 55. As far as I'm concerned, 60 is the new 30.
Actually - O'Connor is retiring to care for her ailing HUSBAND.
I'll be there! Will I see you there?
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