Biographer Sees Thomas As Chief Justice

Clarence Thomas has been interviewed by White House lawyers as a possible choice to be the next chief justice of the United States, says the author of a new biography.

Thomas says he isn't interested but could find it hard to turn down an opportunity to be the first black man to lead the Supreme Court, said biographer Ken Foskett.

"Judging Thomas," out this week from William Morrow, traces Thomas' life from rough beginnings in rural Georgia, through Yale Law School to his life today.

I thought the familiar phrase was "doubting Thomas," not "judging Thomas." In any case, it won't happen if you vote for Kerry. Details here from the AP via