Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Unpredictability of Hindsight

When President Reagan passed away last year I knew that I had a great respect for the man. But as the news coverage went on and they talked more and more about him and what he did for the country I kept thinking "Wow, he's even cooler than I thought he was."

Now it's true that Justice O'Connor has not died, only resigned, but they talk about her legacy as if she is gone. And the interesting thing is, the more I hear about her "legacy" of "moderate" rulings, the more relieved I am that she has resigned.