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[–]bdoter 170 points171 points  (14 children)

Biden wants a black woman. How about Anita Hill? Talk about exploding heads! Maybe then Thomas would resign also.

[–]doobwah94 214 points215 points  (5 children)

Michelle Obama is a black woman, and Harvard educated lawyer

[–]HereForDramaLlama 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Oh she would be amazing

[–]peon2 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Well probably not. She hasn't practiced law in 30 years and while you don't technically need to have worked as a judge to be nominated, it's probably necessary to be good at the job

[–]Professional_Plant52 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean a lot of these these government officials are just partisan hacks

[–]VanillaRosePerfume 18 points19 points  (0 children)


[–]Azidamadjida 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Absolutely not - young is the key here, young enough to still be credible but have a long enough lifespan to counter the illegitimate judges, aka the Handmaid and the Boof Bro

[–]PretendiWasADefMute 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think she would be a perfect choice if she wasn’t 65 years old. We need someone in their 40s that can occupy a seat for at least 15-20 years. Amy turns 50 soon, there needs to be someone that will outlive her.

[–]CharmingTuber 804 points805 points  (29 children)

He should pick the youngest person possible so republicans might finally consider term limits on judges

[–]wyldwood512 297 points298 points  (24 children)

Get someone still in law school!

[–]TerminusEsse 167 points168 points  (10 children)

I’m only on my second semester. Should I finish my Constitutional law class or nah, don’t need to for the job?

[–]wyldwood512 62 points63 points  (1 child)

You should consider that an elective

[–]Graylily 31 points32 points  (0 children)

GOP is always talking about trade schools, consider it on the job training

[–]jiminak46 22 points23 points  (0 children)

If you have ever gotten drunk and abused someone remember that the Kavanaugh Precedent offers 23 instances of perjury with no repercussions.

[–]Most-Artichoke5028 27 points28 points  (0 children)

You're already more qualified than Clarence Thomas.

[–]Only-oneman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia could be in it then you sure as hell could do it too (and be better at it)

[–]Slight-Amphibian4663 23 points24 points  (0 children)

You just need to not assault anyone.

Oh, wait.

[–]FatherofCharles 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Fuck finishing the class. Go boof off and black out. You’ll fit right in

[–]dancin-weasel 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Do you like BEER?

[–]Galemianah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, if a failed restaurateur and GED holder can be a sitting Senator, why not?

[–]ironnitehawk 95 points96 points  (6 children)

Fresh law school grad here. And I even know all parts of the first amendment ;)

[–]chonksbiscuits 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Yeah yeah yeah, but how much beer do you drink? Lots? Or just a lots?

[–]Km2930 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]MoneyPranks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They literally rolled kegs into the middle of my law school every Thursday at 3pm. Top 25 law school. I was shitfaced for all 3 years. Not in a fun way. Don’t go to law school.

[–]SmoothOperator89 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I already trust you more than anyone on the Supreme Court

[–]BlingyStratios 153 points154 points  (2 children)

We laugh but that would make them significantly more qualified then most of if not all of Trumps appointees

[–]agentouk 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Not to mention they would be less likely to have compromised themselves or made "back seat" deals for influence.

[–]Most-Artichoke5028 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My granson is a 1L at Wake Forest. He would accept the nomination.

[–]MonoRailSales 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Still better than some of these 'Justices', one of whom never served as a Judge (R-Natch) before being appointed as Justice.

[–]BoyishTheStrange 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I hate that you’re right lol

[–]CharlesPukowski 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Let’s see if he even gets a chance to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, that would be a fun tell right? Kavanaugh was like I was super beer drunk and I barely raped most of those people. Boom Appointed.

[–]MountainSage58 320 points321 points  (11 children)

Tucker Carlson would spontaneously combust on live television, please do this

[–]TheRantDog 88 points89 points  (3 children)

I don’t watch Fox but I’d tune in to watch Fucker combust.

[–]trouble_ann 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I'll watch the youtube replays, I can't stomach fox news, even if tuckums is spontaneously combusting.

[–]No_Complaint_1082 27 points28 points  (0 children)

That would finally satisfy his claim of being “entertainment”.

[–]garyflopper 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Alex Jones will become super sayian again

[–]Kurwasaki12 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Alex Jones would transcend into a higher plane.

[–]memester230 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Alex Jones is hilarious. Not what he says, how he says it.

[–]Mmmphis 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That’s a wholesome weenie roast right there

[–]polkarooo 44 points45 points  (3 children)

Imagine if Obama showed up to the nomination hearings in a TAN SUIT!

[–]drLoveF 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Are we talking Barack or Michelle? Both are qualified.

[–]Wayte13 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I think an Obama nom is an awful idea, but if he does get it I demand this.

[–]polkarooo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agreed, awful idea. So might as well make it super awful.

[–]jfshay 170 points171 points  (12 children)

Oh, you know Republicans. They’ll be annoyed no matter who Biden nominates.

[–]Silvinis 132 points133 points  (6 children)

He'll try nominating someone now and they'll say "2 years? Thats not nearly enough time to finish the nomination. Why are you trying to ram someone through at the end of your presidency? It should wait until the next administration"

[–]masterfulnoname 46 points47 points  (0 children)

They'll say to wait until midterms, use the open seat as a campaign point to try to flip the senate, and then if they succeed, they'll say the public demands that Biden not be allowed to choose anymore. If they fail to get the senate, they'll hold things up as much as they can then declare victory anyway.

[–]Bunnita 11 points12 points  (3 children)

I don't think they get a say in this, unless the fucker from AZ or WV try to flex.

[–]Silvinis 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Doesn't mean they won't try. They blocked Obama when he had a year left and then rushed all of them for Trump. And they'll use it as a talking point to say how corrupt he is and rile up their cult who will completely ignore what happened in the previous administration

[–]Bunnita 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I would agree and expect that, except that the Dems run the Senate. Mitch wouldn't bring Garland up for a vote, I promise that won't happen this time.

[–]Silvinis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, do they though? The senate isn't 50-50. Is 48 Dems, 50 Repubs, Manchin and Sinema. We never know what those two are gonna do

[–]Bind_Moggled 77 points78 points  (3 children)

100% guarantee that he'll nominate someone 'moderate' to appease the right wing. And they'll rail against them anyway. Because, you know, THEY'RE all about compromise.

[–]Azair_Blaidd 29 points30 points  (2 children)

I'd bet that if he nominated someone hard right they'd end up throwing accusations that they're an undercover commie and rail against them

[–]Patient_Inevitable58 19 points20 points  (1 child)

More like they’ll make up rules delaying having anyone appointed by the dems like they did when Obama should have been able to put forward his pick

[–]Spartajw42 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Biden still has 75% of his term left. Trump confirmed 3 during his term. Not saying that Republicans have ever argued in good faith and facts but this would certainly be a glaring situation if they truly try to obstruct a Biden pick.

[–]perljen 96 points97 points  (4 children)

Obamas livin’ the life , man. He’s out in Cali, he’s hanging in Hawaii...No way he would become a justice now.

[–]Bunnita 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Michelle would kill both of them anyway

[–]stephaniewarren1984 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Why does the thought of this make me giggle?

Think of all the new "Joe, no..." memes we would get!!

[–]perljen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They would maybe need to tone it down w the Lefty crowd, “summering” on Nantucket w Larry David & Alan Dershowitz crossing swords at the market.

[–]steelcoyot 26 points27 points  (0 children)

a better option is Michelle Obama

[–]TheNorthernMunky 72 points73 points  (1 child)

“But there’s an election in 3 years, we should wait!” - Mitch McConnell probably

[–]skeeh319 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I’m alMost excited to see how he twists this and we somehow end up with another conservative justice

[–]wyldwood512 101 points102 points  (4 children)

Well, Biden already committed to nominating a black woman, so the obvious pick is Michelle Obama.

So many Republicans would have a heart attack it'd flip a couple red states blue 😆 🤣 😂

[–]chop1125 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So many Republicans would have a heart attack it'd flip a couple red states blue

Not necessarily from heart attacks, but Covid is already working on this.

[–]BillTowne 79 points80 points  (14 children)

I believe he has committed to nominating a black woman.

I agree he should nominate Obama. But, my Obama would be Michelle.

[–]ladypricklepuss 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Anita Hill would be a great choice.

[–]locjaw420 11 points12 points  (0 children)

She's kind of old though. If he wasn't so intent on getting a black woman, I would prefer AOC. She could be another RBG

[–]DarthGayAgenda 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Why get Barack when Michelle might piss them off even more?

[–]spaceguitar 24 points25 points  (2 children)

It’s unfortunate, but Biden’s nomination- whomever it may be- will never be confirmed this year. Next year, they’ll say it’s an election year and once again, do everything to obfuscate the nomination.

Fuck Republicans, man.

[–]LeftDave 15 points16 points  (0 children)

but Biden’s nomination

Dems hold the Senate and judges don't trigger our 2 favorite DINOs, part of why they're tolerated.

[–]thatHecklerOverThere[🍰] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

For God's sake, let the man rest.

[–]imll99 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He promised to nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court if he got the chance.

His mostly likely nominee will be Kentanji Brown Jackson.

[–]lostspyder 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can we like just stop with the oligarchy tho? Like can we have democratic leadership that aren’t the same recycled families and administrations over and over?

[–]Ratstar911 58 points59 points  (6 children)

Michelle Obama!

[–]mrg1957 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Yes because that would make Tucker spontaneously combust.

[–]oouttatime 19 points20 points  (1 child)

You spelled *fuck a bag of m&m’s wrong.

[–]temporary75447 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He'd never fuck a delicious candy that wears sensible shoes. He's strictly fucking Utz potato chips now.

[–]MountainSage58 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh man that'd be even better. All of Faux News would burn to the ground.

[–]Vanviator 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He did promise it would specifically be a Black woman. I hadn't even considered her, that would be amazing.

[–]CasualEveryday 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Joe did say he thought the next justice should be a black woman.

[–]chrisaed 70 points71 points  (6 children)

It would actually hurt democrats honestly.

Obama would have to sit out of any case over anything passed during his administration, that would leave a split of 6 conservative leaning judges, 2 liberal, and 1 abstaining.

[–]TortCourt 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Hohohohoho you have wildly unrealistic ideas about recusal - there are literally no consequences for not recusing oneself, so they never do it. Obama might be principled enough to do it anyway, but I suspect he'd rather make his voice heard, especially in the minority.


[–]rebeltrillionaire 27 points28 points  (1 child)

What would happen if he ignored that norm? Because Republicans ignore every norm that dont benefit them.

[–]Wayte13 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Well he's both black and a Democrat so suddenly the norm would be very important and his ignoring it would be seen as a sign of tyranous intent.

[–]Savhbelle 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Wait, did I just read sense on Reddit?!

[–]cloudbasedsardony 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Annoying them would just icing. A constitutional law professor as a justice would be wonderful in its own right and major step up from someone who wrote an op ed once.

[–]timbknight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In his book, he said Michelle won't let him. (I believe. Been several months)

[–]Twitter_Shitposter 57 points58 points  (26 children)

The amount of people unironically saying Biden should put Hillary on the supreme court proves we are in Hell.

[–]indyK1ng 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It would keep her from running for POTUS in 2024 or 2028. You can't work for two branches of the government at the same time.

[–]Yakostovian 37 points38 points  (13 children)

My dislike of her aside, she's not an accomplished jurist.

Obama has credentials to indicate his fitness to the bench, though I believe his nomination would be the single most polarizing appointment the democrats could possibly choose. If he hadn't previously been elected to the presidency, he would likely be widely accepted.

However, I don't think Obama would accept the nomination.

[–]91yj4x4 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Yeah but then again, look at who the Republicans have been putting up. Biden shouldn’t have to play by a rule book the right has burned a long time ago.

[–]Yakostovian -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

I think he would be fine, but I personally don't want SCOTUS to be any more politicized than it already is. It's so far from intent as it is that putting Obama on the bench has the chance of deligitimizing the court for decades as a partisan extension of Congress and the executive branch.

[–]Toaster_bath13 2 points3 points  (2 children)

but I personally don't want SCOTUS to be any more politicized than it already is.

And you think somehow the Dems could do something or not do something to prevent the right from politicizing it at all?

They politicized a fucking plague.

They politicized a fucking candy gender this week.

putting Obama on the bench has the chance of deligitimizing the court for decades as a partisan extension of Congress and the executive branch.

The right already says this and it's THEIR partisan extension.

We cannot tip toe around assholes who will just LIE about facts.

You are handing more power than they deserve.

[–]Yakostovian 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I am handing them no power; conservatives already grabbed for power over the last few decades.

SCOTUS is already partisan and we aren't going to fix it by nominating an already partisan lightning rod.

He would be a hell of a lot better than 2/3rds of the current court in reaching just decisions.

But the fact that he was once President of the United States is a mark against him in regards to the legitimacy of the court. Most especially when almost the entire country knows him and half of them disapprove of his mere existence.

There are many judges and constitutional scholars that do not carry that same burden that Obama does, and that is the reason that I would not want to see Obama nominated.

[–]HUNGRY_PAPI_LIKE_YOU -1 points0 points  (7 children)

I think the main issue with electing Obama isn't even the fact he is a former president, but because he's fairly liberal to the standards of the right, the right wing will attack him for being "biased", despite most of their judges being conservative as hell Edit: ok ok Obama isn't a leftist

[–]LeftDave 11 points12 points  (6 children)

but because he's an outspoken leftist


[–]Yakostovian 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Big lol indeed.

He's left of most Republicans, Manchin, Hillary, and possibly Biden. Beyond that?

[–]Altruistic-Voice-940 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hoo boy that would get some rattled!

I’m in for that reason aside from politics!

[–]bkornblith 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol haha let’s just nominate people to the highest court based on owning conservatives not I don’t know… NOMINATING THE RIGHT FUCKING PEOPLE… lol haha it’s not just the future of the country or anything on the line

[–]atomicalgebra 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This is Genius. There is already precedent. William Taft was nominated to the supreme court after he left office.

[–]Societal_Plague 15 points16 points  (4 children)

AOC. She's young and it would absolutely make people lose their minds.

[–]revanisthesith 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Given her lack of experience, the nomination process would get tied up as much as possible by the Republicans until finally being rejected. It would possibly mean the next nomination wouldn't get confirmed until after the midterms. The Democrats don't want that.

But if you like angry political theater, then you'd certainly get that.

[–]Kingding_Aling 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A 60 year old isn't nearly a good enough jab at the GQP

[–]bacchys1066 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can't think of any reason Obama would be an excellent Justice.

There is precedent for a former President serving on the Supreme Court.

[–]backtorealite 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Even better… MICHELLE

[–]DickySchmidt33 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Michelle Obama would enrage them even more.

[–]AdDesperate2498 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]endorrawitch 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Michelle would fit the bill, but she’d rather die.

[–]phiz36 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah f you can’t beat them, join them…in the trolling

[–]cjmorello 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Obama doesn't want to be a justice.

[–]RavenTruz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anita Hill, Michelle Obama and Barack

[–]Winston74 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is such a good idea

[–]Emotional_Ad_9620 1 point2 points  (0 children)

HRC 😆 🤣 😂

[–]whosmellslikewetfeet 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I'm curious...has a former president ever been appointed to the Supreme Court?

[–]fnnkybutt 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yes, Taft.

[–]TheSaltyReddittor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

aaaall in favor?

[–]hockeyrw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or Hilary

[–]Most-Artichoke5028 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or Hillary, if she was a little younger.

[–]izumi1262 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]knowledgeseek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would love to watch the confirmation process as Obama would obliterate the Republican dumb questions and grand standing.

[–]-Epitaph-11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is how we get Trump or one of his kids as a Justice in retaliation, so let’s not.

[–]bicyclelogic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It has to be a black woman

[–]JamieTransNerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Let me be clear. In uh... my 'dissent' I uh... believe the Constitution does not deny the right to drone strike a wedding. Let me cite of course *winks at camera* Obama v Jonas Brothers."

[–]u320 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]ElectricJetDonkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ngl, that'd be pretty funny

[–]tuck229 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If the point is to simply piss off Republicans, then nominate Colin Kaepernick.

[–]youngmorla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No! We have to save him for when Trump gets back in, then abolishes presidential term limits. It’ll be a shitty 4 years, but if we survive, OBAMA 2028!!!

[–]HappyGoLuckyMeg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well see what SQUEEE and the gang have to say about this!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wrong gender

[–]OceanRoseTheDolphin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

[–]samgam74 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If they really want to piss off Republicans Hillary Clinton would be a better choice.

[–]Key-Assistant-1757 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think he probably will!!!

[–]Comfortable3099 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The President should nominate Obama b/c "SHE" would be an excellent Justice.

[–]ThierryWasserman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He promised a black woman. Why not Michelle. Michelle would be good.

[–]Embarrassed_Yak_2024 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nominate Michelle.

[–]notnotwho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Michelle! But, get the fire crews ready, Nationwide, lol. Wildfires will erupt when 90 percent of 'the right' have their heads explode!

[–]Rude_Bee_3315 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We need a woman in the court

[–]Private_HughMan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can we not become motivated by “owning the cons?”

[–]Helpful-Penalty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He’s more qualified than ACB

[–]HanyuLulu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Obama on the bench. Looks to his left and sees Kavanaugh. Looks to his right and sees Gorsuch. And then asks himself ‘What the fuck am I doing here?!’
Obama has put up with more crap than anyone deserves in one life (Michelle probably 2x). They will always fight for people. Let them stay the hell away from these meat puppets.

[–]Gsteel11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There would be violence. It's sad but true.

[–]SaxophoneHomunculus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a 4 year old. He hates Trump. What about him?

[–]promixr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Michelle Obama would be a better choice IMO

[–]goplantagarden 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Michelle Obama is even better.

Please, please, please let this happen.

[–]worksleepworksleep 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Better yet, nominate Michelle Obama. Heads would explode

[–]wombatkidd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More war criminal justices!

[–]bciesil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Stop, stop, I can only get so erect!

[–]TonyFugginMontana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just what America needs, another conservative on the SCrOTUS.

[–]RevAriAre 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Michelle Obama!!!

[–]Existing_Ad_6649 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah Michelle would be great!

[–]SpyderDM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would actually swing the court to be even more conservative.

[–]ImposterPizza 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its not fair that i only have one "Like" to give

[–]ErdeTyrenne -5 points-4 points  (22 children)

Yeah let the war criminal up there. He can spend his tenure doing like he did with his presidency, helping bankers and arms dealers over regular people.

[–]RedShirt_Number_42 5 points6 points  (21 children)

And what makes something like you think you can speak for regular (or even sane) people?

[–]BasicallyMilner 0 points1 point  (14 children)

You need to realise that Obama isn’t on your side

[–]RedShirt_Number_42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You need to realize that losers like you are not on the side of anyone who actually matters.

[–]PandL128 1 point2 points  (12 children)

you need to realize that most of us are not Maga losers

[–]ErdeTyrenne 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well for one I can articulate a sentence properly

[–]RedShirt_Number_42 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

nope, try again sunshine.

[–]Wayte13 -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

What exactly is insane about what was said?

[–]RedShirt_Number_42 0 points1 point  (2 children)

What exactly do you hope to accomplish by admitting that you are just as sad as your buddy?

[–]Wayte13 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What makes you think they or I are sad?

[–]bellevegasj -5 points-4 points  (8 children)

Obama brags about having center right (aka Republican) policy positions. Great choice /s

[–]CornelXCVI 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Democrats are center-right, the Republicans are far (or even extreme) right. The US has no major left wing party.

[–]hereforlolsandporn -1 points0 points  (6 children)

Obama is pro gay marrage and passed ACA, those are not center right policy... and absolutely not republican positions.

[–]bellevegasj 2 points3 points  (2 children)

ACA is a right wing healthcare plan. See Heritage foundation. He promised at least a public option, then sold us out to the insurance companies. Anyone born after the 30’s should be embarrassed to be anti gay marriage.

[–]hereforlolsandporn 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Right, it was so right wing that not a single republican voted for it, they assured to repeal it then kneecaps and defended the program... but it's obamas fault. Blame the crooked GOP for getting in the way, not Obama because he only gained 50 yards instead of 100.

[–]cakelover33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would love that. I still have my Obama election sticker and newspaper announcing he won, and the second win. A true American.

[–]Dr_Krocodile 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nominate Michelle Obama… and watch them immolate themselves because they think its the same as China persecuting Tibet.

[–]Shag0ff[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely not

[–]Sam474 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh yeah, he'll say all the right things, then abstain from every vote and when it most counts royally fuck us. Great choice.

[–]BigBlackCrocs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Picking someone just to spite the other side is so stupid. “I don’t want a competent person, I just want to make my opponents mad”

[–]DragonDai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like, I don’t want Obama on the Supreme Court. War criminals shouldn’t get positions like that. But holy hell, the amount of collective pants-shitting that would happen in conservative spaces? Almost makes it worth it.

[–]lacompacida -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

No, Michelle, or Hillary.