Monday, March 25, 2013

A Solution to More than One Problem

In today's Times, Dorothy Samuels quite properly savages Associate Justice Antonin Scalia,  for his vile remarks on gay marriage, but mentioning his equally vile remarks terming the Voting Rights Act a "perpetuation of racial entitlement." Apparently we've got a Supreme Court Justice whose memory is so short that he doesn't remember a time when black people were actively kept from the polls, and by less subtle methods than the underprovision of voting machines.

But I had a thought I wish I'd had a month ago, about a way to get Scalia off the court and into what might be the only job he'd resign from the court to take. Don't you think he would have made an excellent replacement for Pope Benedict 666, er, XVI?


John Marcher said...

I don't have an opinion on Scalia's pontifical qualifications, but I would like to emphatically state that black voters are still systematically kept from the polls in many Southern rural counties and towns where they are the majority. This is still happening as I write this in 2013.

Lisa Hirsch said...

That is true and you are completely correct.

Vajra said...

He purports to be able to read the minds of the Constitutional Congress delegates while refusing to give any import to actual legislative history which records what various congresses believe they are accomplishing and their motives for doing so. He treats other people with disdain and disrespect. I have been unable to decide whether Antonin is merely a narcissist or suffers from borderline personality disorder. However,I have been able to decide that he is an asshole.

Lisa Hirsch said...

With you all the way, Vajra!