|Justice Antonin Scalia dead at age 79|
IMMEDIATELY upon hearing the breaking news of the death of Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia, I turned on CNN and listened to analysis by legal pundit, Jeffrey Toobin, political adviser, David Gergen. Both had spot-on takes and provided a quick summation of Scalia's reach and power on the court and predictions on what lies ahead. (Both Toobin and Gergen said it would be highly unlikely President Obama could appoint a justice in this election year--he doesn't have the votes, for one)
After watching CNN and perusing Fox News Channel, I switched locally to KCBS and astute political analyst, Marc Sandalow, who offered keen insight on Scalia's legacy and influence on the court. He (Sandalow) also said it would be nearly impossible for Obama to get a more liberal appointee --given the timing --Sandalow offered the opinion that the next president would pick the justice.
|Marc Sandalow/KCBS Political Analyst|
It's news like this (breaking on a late Saturday afternoon) that we're fortunate enough to have KCBS' elite Washington political insider on the air.