An Open Letter to Justice Ginsberg
There really would be no more ideal time for you to make an announcement concerning your retirement then the day after the finale of Karl Rove’s attempt to change the national discourse back to reminding people how much the Democrats resemble hippies. Not only would this immediately shift the National Discourse off of Terrorism, but it also will be sure to exacerbate tensions between libertarians and christianists within the Republican party at a time when those tensions are already high.
Obviously the rumors of your colleague’s retirement will give the story legs. You don’t actually have to retire, or announce a date for retirement. All you would have to say is that you are on a path for retirement, which is technically true no matter what.