The referendum already happened

THE REFERENDUM ALREADY HAPPENED…. From the January 29, 2006, broadcast of “Fox News Sunday”:

BILL KRISTOL: Let’s have a referendum on that in 2006 and 2008. Do they want a liberal Supreme Court, or do they want a moderately conservative Supreme Court?

JUAN WILLIAMS: That’s called a presidential election.

What a good point. Remind me, how did those referenda turn out?

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.