The Rachel Maddow & Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Interview

By Tim Peacock

Rachel Maddow

Last night on her show, Rachel Maddow interviewed former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and discussed everything from her selection as a justice by President Reagan to her opinion on the controversial Bush v. Gore decision that placed Bush in the White House. While the interview remained more than cordial, Maddow clearly wanted answers to important questons – including how the Court views public opinion on high stakes cases (like the pend Prop 8 &  DOMA cases that will soon be heard). Without naming the upcoming cases specifically, Maddow was able to extract O’Connor’s opinions – as obfuscated as they might have been at times – on each pertinent topic. Of particular interest is a response toward the end of the video (embedded below) where the question of how it felt to effectively choose which man became President felt. O’Connor’s answer – while not quite believable – was all the same telling.

Watch the video and let me know what you thought of the interview:

About Tim Peacock:
For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In creating Peacock Panache, he’s combined two of his favorite hobbies: blogging and current events/politics. When not working here, Tim toils away at editing & rewriting the novels he’s completed over the years. You can read samples of his other work here.

You can find Tim elsewhere online at his personal website. You can also find him on LinkedIn as well as on Twitter as @timsimms

Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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