Wednesday, February 13, 2013
State of the Union a "Childish Spectacle," Says Antonin Scalia
In a chat with National Public Radio last night, ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia explained why, for the sixteenth year in a row, he wouldn't be joining his colleagues to attend the president's State of the Union Address.
"It has turned into a childish spectacle," Scalia said. "I don't want to be there to lend dignity to it."
Coming from the justice who routinely bullies gay people from his perch at the highest court in the land, who compares homosexuality to murder and animal cruelty, who has stated that the Constitution does not protect women from discrimination (along with gays), and who has proven himself an "intellectual hypocrite" time and time again, well... Bless him.
I don't think the State of the Union need worry that the presence of Antonin Scalia might lend dignity to it. After all, Scalia has spent much of his career doing his best to make a childish spectacle out of, not only the Supreme Court, but the Constitution itself.