SCALIA WRONG TWICE LAST WEEK ABOUT BUSH V. GORE--THE ANOINTING OF A PRESIDENT
Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative on the Supreme Court, has demonstrated once again that he is not a brilliant intellectual but rather a partisan loyalist hack. In two statements last week regarding the shameful 5 to 4 decision in Bush v. Gore decision, he revised history. First he said that the controversy around the decision was Al Gore's fault because he brought the case to the Supreme Court. Sorry Antonin, but, as the case title shows, Bush was the petitioner who brought the case to the Court. Maybe you need to take a refresher course in court procedure offered by the DC Bar Continuing Legal Education Board.
Second, in a discussion with editors from Time and other journalists, he said "What did you expect us to do.... [G]ive the Florida Supreme Court another couple of weeks in which the United States could look ridiculous?" (So now the standard for granting cert is the appearance of ridiculousness). No, Antonin, we wanted you to decide in favor of Bush so the United States could look ridiculous forever and so Bush could start wars, create fear and havoc, ruin international relationships, impugn global warming, become the world leader of torture chambers, flush civil rights down the toilet, steal elections, lie to Congress, divide the nation and world, help big oil and the rich get richer, and pack the Supreme Court with toadies like you.
But maybe Antonin, you know a little American history about how those judges who ruled in favor of King George were not looked upon kindly after the Revolution. And of course, you must know that from 1811 until the time of his death in 1820 King George became progressively insane and blind from porphyria. He spent his time in isolation, and was often kept in straight jackets and behind bars in his private apartments at Windsor Castle. Yes, there is something called karma, and history does repeat itself...