To suggest that they didn't realize that the appointment process itself would be enmeshed with and influenced by politics seems to me to not acknowledge their foresight, in general. Its foolish to think they didn't know that, specifically.<quoted text>Hi Duke. My history lessons told that the reason they were given life time appointments instead of being elected was put them above politics. BUT the congressional approval process is full of politics itself.
They had a good idea, it just doesn't work as the founders thought it would. It's a bit of a shame. woof
What they surely knew was that once someone was vetted and approved, they could not be removed other than through death, a legal finding of incompetency, or voluntary retirement.