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Rehnquist Resigning Now?

07/08/2005 03:48 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I just got a call from a TV station that produces a weekly panel show on which I am a regular. We finished taping this week’s show at 2:30 pm. The producer wanted to know if I could come pack at 8 pm. The reason: Chief Justice William Rehnquist is supposedly resigning at 4:15 pm. That’s about fifteen minutes from now. Double trouble?

UPDATE: Apparently Bush was scheduled to return from Europe at 4:50 and an announcement was to follow. But it seems that all this chatter might have been triggered by Bob Novak saying on CNN that 4:50 marked the spot. But nothing transpired at that time. Did he get this wrong and set off a chain of bad info? Should he be sent to jail for that?