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Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Avatar Marchmaine says:

    I saw that, and per my day-of post this is the sort of pick that I was talking about. Personally I’d be against, but I’d have to admire the smart politics behind the choice. Lock in the shift from Scalia on many if not all points – that’s just a smart move for your team.

    Sure, he’s probably overpriced for what he delivers in .ops … but considering the alternatives you can hope for some upside in the future.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

      It’s better than settling for some lightweight.Report

    • Avatar Marchmaine says:

      Dang, much better phasing for that last paragraph just came to me… so, in the spirit of the original post I hereby amend as follows:

      Sure your team may not want to pay that price just to add Sandoval to the bench, but his past production might hint at some upside value.Report

  2. Avatar Richard Hershberger says:

    My favorite suggestion for trolling the Senate is for Obama to nominate this person:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryanne_Trump_Barry

    The real kicker is that it isn’t a completely ridiculous idea on the merits: appointed District Judge by Reagan and Circuit Judge by Clinton is, on its face, a good start for a centrist choice.Report