WASHINGTON -- The Simpsons on unpredictable judges:
Marge: "Do you want your son to become chief justice of the Supreme Court, or a sleazy male stripper?"
Homer: "Can't he be both, like the late Earl Warren?"
Marge: "Earl Warren wasn't a stripper!"
Homer: "Now who's being nave."
Warren's actual vices tended more toward the ideological. Dwight Eisenhower came to regret the liberal activism of his choice for the Supreme Court, calling it the "biggest damned-fool mistake I ever made." Other presidents must also have been frustrated by their selections on the far side of life...