Belaboring the Obvious

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Since there are SC confirmation hearings going on...

... right now, I wish I could hear the following, just once, from anyone:

Senator X: "blah, blah, blah, can you guarantee blah, blah, blah?"

Senator XX: "Ah'd like some confirmation that blah, blah, blah, empathy, blah, blah, blah?"

Senator XXX: "D'ya think blah, blah, decision blah, injustice to Mr. Ricci, blah, blah, blah?"

Senator Forthright: "There are so many code words flying around here that, for a second, I thought I'd been transported back in time to a WWII cryptologic office. But, Justice, since there are so many code words in all this, I think I'd better decipher for you. What some of my colleagues want from you are assurances, in suitably coded language, that you will always find--or concoct--a legal argument that puts the interests of the state ahead of the interests of the individual, that you will promise to always do your best to help corporations win, that you will always accept the arguments of the powerful over the weak, and, finally, that you will do everything in your power to ensure that you will give prejudicial consideration to their natural constituency, that being rich, old, white Republican men."

"Oh, yes, just one more thing. They want you to promise to spit on the ground three times and hold a crucifix out in front of you if you so much as even think the names William O. Douglas or Thurgood Marshall."

Ah, well, we all live in hope in one way or another....


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