that Verrilli chokes again.
In many ways that is unfair to Verrilli. He was charged with defending Obamacare and that was patently unconstitutional. So is this Obama position on immigration. So Verrilli had to argue twice in support of positions for which there simply is no good argument. In short, he got thrown under the bus.
But I find it interesting to consider what would happen if Obama were rebuffed on both this and the Obamacare fiasco. I think it would be Obama’s political death knell. It would (and should) be argued that far from being an informed constitutional scholar, he is an incompetent who doesn’t know what he’s doing and just puts things into place that fit his socio-politcal agenda. It strikes right to the core of Obama’s supposed competency as a lawyer and former constitutional lecturer.