Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) refused to comment directly Sunday about whether she was on the short list for President Barack Obama’s next appointment to the Supreme Court, although she did acknowledge that choosing someone like her would be “unconventional.”
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Granholm said, “I think it’s a very wise decision to move to consider experience that’s not from the judicial monastery” of federal judges and that candidates like Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano, who have applied the laws of the land, would be important to consider.
“Someone like me would be an unconventional nominee,” Granholm said. “It’s a great honor to be considered on the list, but there are other great people on the list.” Granholm did acknowledge being vetted for the last Supreme Court opening, when Obama nominated current Justice Sonia Sotomayor.