Clinton Supreme Court Idea Nixed - Rush Limbaugh Comments Perplex Former President
By Gene Byrd
Apr 18, 2010
Will Bill or Hillary Clinton receive a nomination for Supreme Court justice as a replacement for Justice John Paul Stevens? The 90-year old liberal will retire this year, and the former president addressed that issue in a Sunday talk show interview and nixed the idea of a "Justice Clinton" (Hillary or Bill) saying he is too old as is his wife.
During the interview, Bill Clinton again voiced concern on comments from right-wing radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and Clinton "stood his ground regarding the dangers of overheated political rhetoric,", ABC reports, but seemed perplexed by the radio talk show host's latest comments.
Mr. Clinton said Rush Limbaugh's accusation Clinton "set the stage for violence" with a recent speech on the subject "doesn't make any sense," according to ABC News.
On the court issue, President Clinton told ABC's "This Week" Sunday morning political talk show: "I'd like to see him put someone in there, late 40s, early 50s, on the court, and someone with a lot of energy for the job."
Reporter Jake Tapper talked to the the 63-year-old Clinton and delivered the age comment when asked about President Obama's upcoming replacement of Justice John Paul Stevens.
The interview is here on video. Clinton also spoke for his wife on what he believed her reaction and advise would be for President Barack Obama on his upcoming High Court nominee.
"I think if she were asked, she would advise the President to appoint some 10, 15 years younger."
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