Bill Clinton urges Obama to think young for Supreme Court

April 18, 2010

clintonWhile playwright George Bernard Shaw argued youth is wasted on the young, former President Bill Clinton on Sunday urged President Barack Obama to put youth high on the list of attributes for the next United States Supreme Court nominee.

“I’d like to see him (President Barack Obama) put someone in their late 40s or early 50s on the court and someone, you know, with a lot of energy for the job,” Clinton said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, one of the oldest and longest-serving justices in history, announced earlier this month he would resign. Stevens celebrates his 90th birthday on April 20.

Clinton, 63, said he would enjoy sitting on the high court, but at his age did not think it would be a good idea and besides he loves the humanitarian work he is doing.

And he suggested that his wife, 62-year-old Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose name has been bandied about for a seat on the high court, would also “advise the president to appoint someone 10, 15 years younger.”

The former president, who served two terms during the 1990s, appointed two associate justices to the Supreme Court: Stephen Breyer at age 55 and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at age 60.   John Roberts Jr., the current chief justice, was appointed by President George W. Bush at 50.

Photo Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas (Clinton speaking at symposium)


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young is a good idea, but with people living to their eighties, especially members of the upper class who head decent, somewhat healthy lifestyles, appointing someone at 60 still probably will ensure a tenure of over 20yrs on the court.

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Obama your last Supreme Court Appointment is Void. Your Socialist Health-Care Bill is void. You, Obama, and your crew have created a Constitutional Crisis. Obama, who can you blame now?

Our Forefathers were brilliant. They wrote Article 2 Section 1 Clause 5 of the Constitution for Obama:

“No Person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the united States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President;”

Obama 100% is not a “Natural Born Citizen.” Because of his father’s foreign citizenship. Obama has “dual allegiances” according to the Framers.

Obama can not be President. No how, No way! Enough Is Enough!

The Real Bosses of the U.S.A., “We the People” do not even know 100% if Obama the Traitor is even a U.S. citizen.

Obama is Guilty of Treason, Sedition, Fraud and many other crimes against “We the People”.

Obama’s Administration has now become a “House of Cards.”

“We the People” can no longer Tolerate Obama’s Treasonous Charade as Commander in Chief! Enough Is Enough!

Resign Now! Please leave. You are the Problem Obama. Don’t you have ANY shame? “We the People” will fix all Our problems. We are good people. We will NEVER give up Our God- Given Freedoms and Liberty.

Obama, you can never be the Legal President of the U.S.A. Ever!

Obama’s signature and FALSE Authority is NULL and VOID on ALL Executive Orders, Legislature, Treaties, Laws and Appointments.

“We the People” can NOT just pick and choose the parts of Law – “Our Beloved Constitution” – that we will follow or enforce.

It’s all or Nothing! The whole U.S. Constitution Matters!

Obama, you are an embarrassment! Your Authority is Fake!

Make it Easy Obama for “We the People” and Resign!

“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.” –Thomas Jefferson

“God Bless America, but most importantly, America Must Bless God!”

“We now must call for the immediate resignation of Barry Soetero (AKA President Barack Hussein Obama) …..based on Incompetence, Deceit, Fraud, Corruption, Dishonesty and Violation of the US Oath of Office and the Constitution.” — Paul E. Vallely an-dinner:33318 F4

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