September 5th, 2005

Roberts for Chief Justice

Bush has nominated John Roberts to succeed William Rehnquist as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. I had commented to daisy_knotwise yesterday that shifting Roberts' nomination to Rehnquist's seat would make sense, since O'Connor has promised to stay on the bench until a successor is confirmed and it would be the best thing for the Court and the country.

I hadn't expected him to actually nominate Roberts for Chief Justice, but -- thinking about it -- he's probably the best choice that Bush had available to him, given that the sitting options on the court were Scalia and Thomas. There's some reasonable chance that Roberts is a consensus builder, which is more than can be said for the other two.


Today's Jimmy Buffett concert at Wrigley Field was a fine time in a fine venue. I was amused when Buffett noted that the folks at Wrigley managed to spell his name correctly, which was more than the CTA or had done. (Buffet is dinner. Buffett is a performer.)

Many of my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs weren't well suited for this sort of party atmosphere or were older, so I wasn't overly surprised not to hear them. It didn't stop me from having a good time.

We met up with pheltzer and drawshad after the game and had dinner at Gulliver's.

After the events of the week, it was a good day to spend with 30,000+ people who were in a good mood.

Let There Be Light!

I installed a pair of 100W equivalent fluorescent bulbs in the ceiling fans in the family room and in the office. That's much better. I can actually read the newspaper again without resorting to reading glasses.