Justice Kennedy’s dipping has opened up *another* seat on the Supreme Court. Lucky us! However, who should fill this seat. It’s probably going to be someone terrible, so liberals need to rally around their own nominee now. I nominate Cersei of House Lannister.
1. She believes in the separation of church and state
“Oh, shut up, you little fool. Praying for the gods to have mercy on us all? The gods have no mercy, that’s why they are gods. My father told me that when he caught me praying. My mother had just died, you see. I didn’t really understand the concept of death. The finality of it. I thought if I prayed very very hard, the gods would return her to me. I was four.”
Cersei embodies the values of New England Protestantism. While confirming her Faith in the Seven, she recognizes that the Executive Branch must overrule the Church. Cersei, a firm believer in executive action (Hey, Obama!), went to great lengths to rid the government of religious interference, restoring the balance of power. She was super nice about it.
2. She believes in balanced budgets, which would appease Republicans
A Lannister always pays her debts (unlike Greece). When confronted by the Iron Bank, Cersei went through great lengths to repay her debts. However, she also understands the necessary investment of deficit spending and the benefits of a total war economy to stimulate economic growth in Westeros. If you think about it, Cersei Lannister is a Keynesian.
3. She’s pro-choice
Unlike the (current) Supreme Court, Cersei understands that laws against abortion don’t prevent abortion. Cersei has been known to terminate pregnancies (but only her husband’s and cousin’s). Cersei firmly believes in a woman’s right to choose. As a (former) working mother, Cersei understands the difficulty of raising kids.
4. Love is Love
Spoiler: Cersei has sex with her brother. It works out really well. Cersei realizes the people that disparage her love are simply “hateful hypocrites” – though since they are not sleeping with their siblings they might not be hypocritical – she obviously takes a more open approach to love. Also, why do we need to label things?
5. Actually I couldn’t think of anymore. Maybe nominate the Night King.