Today has been probably my worst day at work in months. I'm hoping that I can snap out of this right quick, but I'm not going to hold my breath. So, with that, some things that caught my eye today.
First, in case you missed it, the Celtics jumped out to a 1-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals against Detroit, winning 88-79. The C's looked really good, and at one point Van Gundy noted that if you just watched the way the C's played and paid no attention to the score, you'd think they blew Detroit out of the New Garden. Pierce was on point again, KG completely out-played Rasheed Wallace, and Rajon Rondo actually outdueled Chauncy Billups. Still, the Celtics never ran away with it, even with the Pistons playing a sub-par game. Scary.
Next, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that Obama and American Jews have a very uneasy relationship. But, as Thomas Friedman pointed out a few days ago, which would be better for Israel? Competent U.S. foreign policy leadership, even if it is critical of Israel, or four more years of an American president squandering this nation's political capital abroad?
Among the things I'm glad I'm not doing this week: sitting on the R. Kelly child pornography case's jury.
Obama's going to win. What's the next stop for HRC? Some say the Supreme Court. That would give us a second woman justice, and it would give HRC's supporters a reason to vote Obama. But...really? Senate confirmation could be a breeze, but how quickly do you think that Republicans would abandon their "no fillibuster" mantra if she was nominated? She may be a first-rate legal mind, but Justice Clinton might be a stretch. Still, I'd love to see her and Scalia mix it up, majority and dissent style.