Doomed to repeat it

Shorter Ginni Thomas in WaPo: Wife of Justice Thomas starts group for ‘citizen activists’:

Caesar’s wife was a pussy.

Actual spokeswoman for Mrs. Thomas, who recently started a teabagging group using corporate funds as permitted by her husband’s vote on Citizens United:

“She did not give up her First Amendment rights when her husband became a Supreme Court judge.”

Words fail. Sure, she didn’t give up her right to speak freely, but that doesn’t mean she should profiteer using her husband’s decisions. Any corporation donating to her group which doesn’t think it’s buying access to Justice Thomas should fire its executives and start over. Any Supreme Court spouse who thinks his or her private actions don’t reflect on the political impartiality of their spouse is nuts. And under the circumstances, Chief Justice Roberts would do well not to chide the President for leading a “political pep rally” in the Constitutionally mandated State of the Union address if he can’t keep his coequal branch from selling itself to the highest bidder.

Comments

  1. #1 Matt Platte
    March 15, 2010

    “…he can’t keep his coequal branch from selling itself to the highest bidder.”

    I don’t think this is accurate. The highest bidder would be high due to competition, which implies an open process where many bidders can participate. I don’t think this is/was the case at all.

    The corporate zombies got their recent upgrade for chump change because they were/are the only buyers for what Thomas, et al are selling.

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