Thursday, May 28, 2009


I'm not sure Sonia Sotomayor is the liberals' greatest pick for SCOTUS. She's certainly better than Clarence Thomas. She's inevitably better than Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But better than Anthony Scalia? I doubt it, just in terms of sheer candlepower. Worse for liberals, she'll probably turn out to be like Scalia, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Samuel "Bobblehead" Alito doesn't figure.

Personally, I like a conservative Supreme Court, and I diverge strongly from Keith Olbermann and his weird postmodern interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. The language of the Constitution means what it says, most likely, which means simple minds, naive minds, are able to interpret it, in spirit and denotation, with facility and accuracy. That document was written, you may recall, by men brought up on the King James Version of the Bible, with a long history (from Luther to Cromwell to Payne) of denying that plain speech needs an interpretive caste to reveal its mysteries to the unwashed.

Wottheheck, you gonna ask American soldiers to die for a "free speech" you gotta need a Phi Beta Kappa key from Princeton to understand? I don't think so. Natalie Maines and Carrie Prejean both got it right — when a chick, Dixie or California-style, can't shoot her mouth off, a lot of good men have died for nothin'.



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