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My thoughts on Merrick Garland

Keeping in mind that he was nominated for the Supreme Court by President Obama, then picked as AG by President Biden and his past tenures have yielded satisfying results, I am be inclined to think he is more than competent and possesses a high level of integrity. He is now under intense scrutiny. Speculation abounds.

The last few days I have been asking myself, "What does he think about when he is not working?" Those moments when one is alone with their thoughts. Thinking, as we all do, about our lives. Our choices. Successes and failures.

I wonder how he felt when he was nominated for the court. Aside from knowing and accepting the enormous responsibility, I wonder if he ever had moments of uncertainty. Did he think to himself, " I have finally achieved my goal." or did he believe himself to be honored for being nominated, something he had never anticipated?

Then the slaps in the face from the Republican held Senate. We all know the what happened so I will not go on a rant about McConnell, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett. I cannot even imagine what he thought or how he felt.

I want to believe he had wide range of emotions and accompanying thoughts. Disappointment, anger, sadness, resolve? I do suppose we all experienced at least a few distressing feelings. Yet I do not think he is the type person that would harbor revenge. I trust that both Obama and Biden placed their faith in a man who would be above being vengeful and vindictive.

And now we are into the biggest criminal investigation in our history. All eyes are on him now. He is not sealed in a room, totally cut off from any and all critiques and theories. An immense task has been put before him. He now has to navigate through uncharted waters. I would love to think he has moments of thinking, feeling, "What goes around , comes around. Karma is a bitch." And at the same time thoughts of confidence. "This is what I do best"

I have no idea what he thinks and have basically projected my own thinking and emotions into what I trying to convey. I guess you could say I am speculating but as someone once said to me, "In some way and at some time, we all suffer from the frailties of being human."
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