Dear President Obama,
I understand that there may be a position opening on the Supreme Court.
Just to let you know, I'm a lawyer. I know that's not a prerequisite, but I think it helps.
And I'm a liberal, but dogmatically so.
I can sit on a bench all day if that is what the job requires, although I hope it is not a real bench, because I have this lumbar support thing I would prefer to use.
Furthermore, I look good in black, especially a black robe, which is very thinning I'm told. I have my own gavel (somewhere — maybe in a storage bin in the basement?), so you won't have to buy me one.
As for Senate confirmation, I don't have any skeletons in my closet. Just a lot of T-shirts with funny sayings on them. I'm relatively young for a Supreme Court justice, but not young enough to be inexperienced, and I think I can "run rings" around some of those folks on the Senate panel.
And I really do write better than this blog would suggest. I understand that my legal opinions won't be in HTML or have graphics floating to the right or left.
Also, Souter was from New Hampshire; I'm from New Hampshire. So, you know, if there's a geopolitical angle to your nominee choice, I hope you will take that into account.
References and resume available on request. Headshot, too, if you think that is important.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.