Friday, July 01, 2005

supreme court via reality tv

Ahhhh, a solution to a sad moment in history.

Picking a Supreme Court justice on a reality television show. Its kinda catchy when you think about it!

My favorite part of the whole idea:

The Justice will be patterned after The Apprentice, in that 18 Supreme
Court hopefuls will audition for a job on the high court. Each week, the
contestants will perform as judges for various contests, such as a toddler
beauty contest, a rutabaga-growing contest at a county fair, and even a
professional boxing match. The purpose of these tasks will be to determine
which candidate has the ability to consistently come to the wrong conclusion
based on the facts. After all, we want the new justice to be able to fit in
with his or her colleagues on the court.

At the end of each episode, the contestants will
meet in the Oval Office with the president, who will be flanked by the Senate
majority leader and the Senate minority leader. After some mandatory bickering
by the contestants, the president, with the advice and consent of the two
senators, will turn to the unlucky candidate and say, "You’re mired! Oops, I
mean you’re wired! Hey, Karl, what’s that line again?

We might as well do this, it can't get any worse, right?


Have a good week! I'll try to post from Costa Rica, but if I don't, I will likely be busy avoiding snakes and wild monkeys and hiking through rain forests! Wheeeeeeee