July 14, 2005


Rehnquist Says He'll Stay on Supreme Court (RON FOURNIER and GINA HOLLAND, 7/14/05, Associated Press)

Squelching rumors of his retirement, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist said Thursday he will continue heading the Supreme Court despite his battle with thyroid cancer. "I'm not about to announce my retirement," he said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press.

"I want to put to rest the speculation and unfounded rumors of my imminent retirement," said Rehnquist, 80. "I will continue to perform my duties as chief justice as long as my health permits."

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 14, 2005 10:32 PM

So, just out of the hospital the cancer patient says that he's going to serve as long as his health allows, and that should put to rest rumors of his retirement. Well, at least they don't save the special Lens of Obtuseness for their opinions.

Posted by: David Cohen at July 14, 2005 10:40 PM

No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

Posted by: joe shropshire at July 14, 2005 11:08 PM

Ahhh, I says let the old man enjoy himself.

Posted by: H.D. Miller at July 14, 2005 11:16 PM

Saw him on tv leaving the Hospital. He is a very sick man. Maybe we should run a pool on him.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 14, 2005 11:19 PM

It's a deal with the White House. Time to hold'em.

Posted by: ghostcat at July 15, 2005 1:07 AM

Thyroid cancer patients don't tend to last long.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at July 15, 2005 5:22 AM
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