The Rachel Maddow & Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Interview
By Tim Peacock
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.