Pat Oliphant for June 29, 1987
President Ronald Reagan: To replace Justice Powell, I can't offer the Democratic Senate a way-out, right-wing ideologue. It must be someone known for a fair and balanced attitude, a person of even mind, a pragmatic centrist. Someone of integrity who will continue Justice Powell's role as the swing vote... By voting with a sense of justice. A conservative, perhaps, but one untainted, honest and impartial. how does Justice Meese sound? Punk: Like an oxy moron.