Tulsa World columnist Ginnie Graham thinks “King of All Media” Howard Stern would make a good Supreme Court replacement for the late Antonin Scalia. Stern heartily agrees, calling Graham a “bright reporter” and praising her astute analysis. Far-fetched? Maybe. But then it seems equally far-fetched that a traditionally qualified lawyer/judge could be nominated and confirmed — since GOP lawmakers have vowed to block any nomination put forth by the president.
Stern has experience as a judge, of course, just finishing up a four-year stint judging American Idol. And this isn’t the first time someone has talked up Stern for a potential SCOTUS seat. Graham may be just slinging some (well-researched) column inches for fun, but the last person to say Stern would make a good pick for the nation’s highest court was Donald Trump. On a call-in to Stern’s radio show in August, Trump said that if elected he’d consider Stern for the court. Stern’s sidekick Robin Quivers wanted to be sure she was hearing Trump right, so she asked if that was really a possibility. Trump replied: “Well, I’ll tell you what — in terms of brainpower he’s right at the top.”