Friday :: Apr 25, 2008

Despicable


by Turkana

If there's anyone in this country who is more despicable than Bush and Cheney, it might be one of the blights on democracy who put them in office. According to CBS News:

"I say nonsense," Scalia responds to Stahl’s observation that people say the Supreme Court’s decision in Gore v. Bush was based on politics and not justice. "Get over it. It’s so old by now. The principal issue in the case, whether the scheme that the Florida Supreme Court had put together violated the federal Constitution, that wasn’t even close. The vote was seven to two," he says, referring to the Supreme Court’s decision that the Supreme Court of Florida’s method for recounting ballots was unconstitutional.

Which demonstrates not only that Scalia is an asshole, but that he's a mendacious asshole. Because what mattered was the vote to stop the recount, which did fall on strictly political lines, and with ostensibly conservative federalists voting against their own ostensible judicial philosophy.

Furthermore, says the outspoken conservative justice, it was Al Gore who ultimately put the issue into the courts. "It was Al Gore who made it a judicial question…. We didn’t go looking for trouble. It was he who said, 'I want this to be decided by the courts,'" says Scalia. "What are we supposed to say -- 'Not important enough?'" he jokes.

Another lie. It was Bush who first threw the issue into the courts, trying to stop the recounts. And it was those conservative champions of tort reform who used the very mechanism they supposedly abhor. To stop the counting of votes. Get over it? The damage done by the worst president ever is not something the American people, the the people of the world, or the planet itself will ever get over.

Call him conservative, just don’t call him biased on issues before the Supreme Court, including abortion, he says. "I am a law-and-order guy. I mean, I confess to being a social conservative, but it does not affect my views on cases," he tells Stahl.

Right.

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