Last week I went to hear Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speak at an event sponsored by The Progressive Forum. Justice Stevens retired from the court in June after being nominated by Gerald Ford in 1975, and was considered one of the more liberal justices. The hall at Wortham Center was completely sold out and the audience was very enthusiastic...lots of cheering, clapping, and standing ovations. It was so nice to be in a room with intelligent progressive people and the Q&A with JPS was informative and inspiring. It is hard to believe he is 90 years old when you hear him speak.
GWB was in Houston the following day signing his book. If JPS had prevailed in Bush v. Gore we might not have had to endure 8 years of his disastrous presidency. Here is Stevens quote about Bush v. Gore:
"One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law."