Ahhh the beauty and perils of marriage. I have to blog about this story, because it involves one of my favorite A-merry-cans: the only man in A-merry-ca with a mirror that actually lightens his skin tone when he looks into it.
Of course I am talking about my man, Clarence. That would be Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas. He of the coke bottle fetish and the Clarence in wonderland legal opinions. Although it's not really Clarence I am focusing on this time, it's his wife. Yes, his wife.
Apparently Virginia Thomas has decided to let her true party colors fly and step up to the plate in the "teabagger" movement.
"Into the heightened political atmosphere between the Supreme Court and the Obama administration comes now Virginia Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, who is founder of a new nonprofit lobbying and political-organizing group catering to the "citizen activists" of the "tea party" movement.
Virginia "Ginni" Thomas says Liberty Central Inc. will educate motivated citizens to "preserve freedom and reaffirm the core founding principles," according to the group's Web site, and will serve as a way for concerned Americans to "make a difference in the fight for liberty and against the liberal Washington agenda." [story]
Yeah, I hear you there Ginny, knock yourself dead. Just remember that your husband gets his big fat Supremes salary from the federal government that you and your friends hate so much. And I know that a lot of pillow talk goes on between you two when you are getting your Wesley and Annabella on, but I just hope that you are not influencing my friend Clarence when he has to make very important decisions on our nation's behalf. I am all for "educating and motivating citizens", I just don't need you "motivating" Clarence too much come bed time if you get my drift.
I am not going to get into the ethical aspects of this. (Clarence, I know you don't have to, but you should recuse yourself if any teabagger case comes before you. You are already on shaky ground. You did rule with he majority in that Citizens United case.) Folks will be able to go back and forth on that one. (The lefties will rip it and the wingnuts and their coon-kicks will defend it) Besides, who are we kidding? We all know where Clarence stands. It's not like the guy is on the fence ideologically. Still, I don't know, the Supremes used to be so much better of at least not acting like they were so partisan. First Alito's little outburst, and now this. Oh where have you gone Earl Warren?
"Virginia Thomas did not return calls on Monday. But she said in an interview with a conservative blogger at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee last month that she had left her job working for a small college because of her concern that the country is off-track. ..."We've got to get the Constitution back to a place where it means something . . . or we're headed for tyranny," she told blogger Ed Morrissey."
"Tyranny" huh Virginia? Now I see where Clarence gets his mojo.