Assuming we have an election in 2020, which may be an unwarranted assumption, the Democrats could do worse than Al Franken as their nominee. This is great:
via Crooks and Liars
For those unfamiliar with the case they’re discussing: It involved a truck driver who sued his employer for firing him. His trailer broke down and was unsafe. The cab was still functioning. He called his employer, who told him to stick with the truck. He made the aware that it was below zero weather and he would likely freeze to death. They insisted he stay with the truck. He did until it became clear that he would, in fact, soon freeze to death, at which point he detached his cab and left for safety. Gorsuch was a minority of one in a conservative court that said his firing was lawful.
Two things I love about this video. Franken asks the obvious question: “What would you have done”, and Gorsuch squirms. Second, I really love Franken’s comment that as a former comedian he knows absurdity when he sees it. Law school grads will be immediately reminded of Justice Potter Stewart’s claim that although he couldn’t define obscenity, he knew it when he saw it.
We need more like Franken.