This post is for the many friends and colleagues who — unlike the rest of the country and the world — thought of me (however briefly) when the President announced his choice to replace Sandra Day O’Connor. Walking through Times Square on Friday night, I saw my name (yes, it’s my name, too) on one of the monstrously large news crawls. I better get used to it.
The addition of one more John Roberts to the breathless mix of online news was not welcome news here at clock. I’m sure many, many people pay attention to middle initials (right….) and have noticed that the Supreme Court nominee has the middle initial G, whereas your author has the middle initial B. Unfortunately, Google and every other search engine out there demonstrates quite clearly that first and last names are the common term. clock is sliding in the rankings, and until I do something equally noteworthy, I suppose I’ll just have to live with the demotion. Oh, and the chances of me doing something equally noteworthy? About nil.
Of course, if Mr. Roberts get nominated, he could get as much press as Justice Breyer. Who? Exactly.