Obama yanking Granholm out of Michigan?

I note with some interest (via a post from The Other McCain) that there are some Democrats still out there that are apparently seriously contemplating supporting the nomination of Governor Jennifer Granholm to the Supreme Court.

Granholm seen as possible fresh face

DETROIT, May 17 (UPI) — Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm would provide a fresh perspective to the U.S. Supreme Court if she is nominated by President Barack Obama, analysts say.

Yes, I suppose that the Governor would provide a ‘fresh perspective’ to the Supreme Court. To the best of my knowledge, no sitting Justice there has managed to almost double an entire state’s unemployment rate in five short years. Particularly when the national unemployment rate was trending downward for most of that time:

Michigan/USA Unemployment Rate

Or is it just a case of testing to destruction The Peter Principle once and for all? If so, I give full credit to the Obama administration for seriously contemplating rescuing the people of Michigan from one of its primary (and no doubt, well-meaning) tormentors… but must it be the Supreme Court? Surely they have not filled all the slots at Fish & Game yet? My father-in-law would vehemently object to that particular suggestion, but sacrifices must sometimes be made.

Moe Lane

PS: Interestingly, this line of thought suggests that Rep Conyers hates Michigan, and wishes for it to suffer some more.

Crossposted to RedState.


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  • Standing in the Shadows says:

    I hate to say it, but appointing Jenny to the Supreme Court isn’t going to help Michigan all that much. Granholm’s second, and last (thanks to term limits), term a governor ends in 2010. As far as I’m concerned, we all would be better off if she stayed here for that remaining year and a half (the worst of the damage is already done) than if she were to get a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

  • Dave C says:

    A lifetime appointment for Granmole is not what that Canadian needs..

    Since she’s been governor, the biggest export Michigan has is people.

    leaving the state for a better job..

    my wife and I were one of them..

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