November 1, 2005
I'm trying to mellow out after yesterday's media overload. How quickly everyone responds to a Supreme Court nominee these days! Oh, how can I marvel at such a thing, when I played the media game all day yesterday? Radio at 7 a.m, blogging all morning, banging out a NYT op-ed in the afternoon, blogging all the while, TV in the early evening, radio again in the later evening, final op-ed edit as I crash into the wall post-radio ... and blog about that! Ah, it's a crazy life, this lawprof-blogger life. You have to ride the wave when it comes. How disconcerting it must be for people to take a day or so to try to understand the work of a man with a long, impressive career. In fact, I have a bit of an aversion to talking about things before taking the time to study them in depth. But if I say no when I'm asked, who will say yes? Better to say yes and be careful not to say more than is fair. Today, though, I need a rest. Of course, I'll read and blog, though. Should I read the blog posts written in the heat of the new nomination, or should I read through some of the old cases, written quietly over the nominee's fifteen years on the federal bench? At first, I thought that was an easy question, but on reflection, I'm really not sure.