Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

01 July 2005

If You Haven't Yet Heard...

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is shown before administering the oath of office to members of the Texas Supreme Court, Jan. 6, 2003, in Austin, Texas. O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court and a swing vote on abortion as well as other contentious issues, announced her retirement Friday July 1, 2005.

I am so... sad. More than agreeing with her almost completely on everything, I just had so much affection for this woman. I will miss her opinions (all of which I read), her attitude, and just her presence. O'Connor was the most powerful person in the country, and now that power has shifted.