Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according to court watchers.
Thomas, appointed by former President George H.W. Bush and approved by the Senate after a bitter confirmation, has been considering retirement for a while and never planned to stay until he died, they said. He likes to spend summers in his RV with his wife.
But…unnamed “court watchers,” “mulling” retirement, suggestions that he would like to retire to do something the job allows him to do anyway…let’s just say that barring force majeure if the next president nominates Thomas’s replacement I’ll be shocked.