Fascinating story in this week’s National Journal raises the specter of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE cutting a deal with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE that would have him name her to the Supreme Court if he is elected president.

Frankly, that makes a lot more sense than selecting her as vice president, and it puts her out to pasture (politically speaking) for the duration. As a Supreme Court justice, she would be formidable. She would galvanize the left, and if she were on the court, it would be mighty difficult to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Over the weekend, both Carl Hulse of The New York Times and Shailagh Murray of The Washington Post did stores about how difficult Clinton’s return to the Senate could be. Let’s face it. It wouldn’t be a pretty picture. She is far down on seniority, doesn’t chair any committees of note, and without the possibility of the White House on the horizon, she would be just another senator. Imagine Bill Clinton’s angst at this development. From first laddie to just another senate spouse. Maybe he could go into business with Mary Landrieu’s husband.

But if his main squeeze became a Supreme Court justice? Well, that just might tickle the former president’s imagination. Just imagine what kind of havoc Bill could play with the Supreme Court.

If this possibility doesn’t excite the right, nothing will.

I can see the 30-second ads. “First, she wanted to run the country. Now, President Obama wants her to run the court. We can’t afford to have Hillary Clinton on the Supreme Court.”

The last time such a high-profile deal was cut with a Supreme Court appointment was when Eisenhower promised Earl Warren he would be his choice for the Supreme Court to keep Warren from campaigning for Robert Taft. (I learned this in the National Journal piece.)

There has been great speculation about Hillary Clinton as the vice president. I think it is much more likely that Obama will cut a deal to put her on the court. Stranger things have happened, especially when it comes to the Clintons.