The world is full of dangerous beasts – but none quite as ugly or uncontrollable as a lawyer who has finally flipped off the tracks of reason. He will run completely amok – like a Priest into sex, or a narc-squad cop who suddenly decides to start sampling the contraband.
– Hunter Thompson on William Rehinquist’s nomination to the Supreme Court in Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’78 P.38
Rehnquist, a man we did not greatly love because of his conservative views, won Senate confirmation and was appointed Associate Justice (by Richard Nixon) and later Chief Justice (by Ronald Reagan).
Rehnquist served as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for 19 years.
Sick fellow (we mean Rehnquist not Thompson).