I didn’t realize until the other day that only four Chief Justices of the United States were appointed by Democrats:
1. Roger Taney (Andrew Jackson)
2. Melville Fuller (Grover Cleveland)
3. Harlan Fiske Stone (FDR)
4. Fred Vinson (Harry Truman)
That’s it. All of the others were nominated by Republicans or Federalists. And that also means that the last Democratic Chief Justice was picked in 1946–talk about a long drought.
BTW, I want to congratulate Duke on returning to the Championship game. Doing that two years in a row is what you’d expect from a powerhouse program.
Oh, that’s right . . . Butler is the one that got back to the Final. Go Dawgs!