The Plum: Most Blinded to Obvious Lack of Diversity
July 17, 2014 | The Washington Times
The White House has picked the first female general to head the Air Force in the Pacific, which will make her the first non-pilot to command air power in such a large theater of operation.
"Obama picks non-pilot to head Air Force in Pacific Promotion sought in diversity drive"
FACT 1: Gen Lori J. Robinson entered the Air Force in 1982 through the ROTC program at the University of New Hampshire. (Certainly not a morale booster for congressionally-appointed
graduates of the taxpayer-funded U.S. Air Force Academy).
FACT 2: The U.S. Constitution does not require Supreme Court nominees (also nominated by P.O.T.U.S.) to be attorneys.
FACT 3: Many voters believe only law school graduates are prepared and capable of understanding legal issues involved in Supreme Court cases.
FACT 4: Lawyers relish the current paradigm on lifetime, Supreme Court nomination of attorneys only. It is the pinnacle of success available to no other profession and underscores the prominence of every lawyer above the hoi polloi, and rationale for their hugely powerful lawyer-political network.
FACT 5: Law professors point out that only highly skilled law school graduates are prepared and capable of understanding legal issues involved in Supreme Court cases. In fact, law professors have noted that children are not specifically precluded from Supreme Court nomination either, an example equating non-lawyer academics, geaduates and post-graduates (medical doctors and rocket sciences included, to little more than unskilled children).
FACT 6 (killer for the lawyer paradigm supporters): According to an article published by SLATE, "Why does the court usually decide cases either 9–0 or 5–4?"
Different presidents, but 5-4 decisions have always become controversial precedents.
Submarines are always silent and strange.