First Monday in October

I'll wait until you got nine
men on the bench again.

Who's the president going to pick?
He's already been appointed?
Who is he?
Mr. Justice Snow, I'm going to have
to ask you to rephrase that question.

A woman.
He picked a woman. Great.
Good for him. It'll be fun.
Who is it? Who is she?
Who? Who?

The president has sent up to
the Senate Judiciary Committee

the name of Judge
Ruth Hagadorn Loomis

of the 9th Circuit
Court of Appeals.

Get off my couch.
I have to lie down.

Now, now, Dan...
You're joking. It's a joke, isn't it?
The president, I am told, thinks he
has made a great, progressive step

in the history of mankind.
Ruth Loomis? The mother superior
of Orange County?

What goes through a man's head
when he makes an appointment
like that?

I guess he was trying
to be evenhanded,

president of all the people.
The Senate will never go for it,
will they? Will they? Forget it.

Where's Miss Radabaugh?
Chambers of Mr. Justice Snow.
It's a reporter. Any comment
for The Washington Post?

No comment from
Mr. Justice Snow at this time.

You're better than Miss Radabaugh.
President wants a woman on the
court, why not pick Miss Radabaugh?

She'd be perfect.
She'd never show up.

Jeff, why in God's name do I get
a sinking feeling in my gut

every time I think about that
woman sitting on this court?