Governor Jennifer Granholm appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday to file a demurrer concerning her chances for a U.S. Supreme Court nomination.
But she was quick to advise the Obama Administration, according to CNN’s politicalticker…, that it “would be ‘wise’ to consider someone outside the usual suspects on the federal appellate courts.”
Granholm told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley, “I think it’s a very wise move to consider experience that is not just from the judicial monastery.”
Who could she possibly be talking about?
The Michigan governor, whose final term ends this year, pointed to herself and Janet Napolitano, a former Arizona governor and current Homeland Security Secretary, as “people that have applied the laws that Congress enacts, that have seen their impact on people.”
“And, you know, for somebody to experience and see what everyday people are feeling and experiencing out there, I think is an important thing to consider,” she said.
“Now, whether that’s something that would trump judicial experience, etc. That’s obviously the president’s call. It’s safe to say that someone like me would be an unconventional nominee, at least in – in the recent appointments that have been made.”