Monday, July 28, 2003

Letting the Cat Out

A Forbes columnist begins his column thus:
More often than not, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia can be found on the side of business, free enterprise and conservatism. He cast one of the deciding votes that made George W. Bush President.
Unless, of course, you believe in quaint "conservative" ideas of judicial restraint, states rights and, you know, counting votes. But it's nice of him to not bother patronizing his readership with the customary, Posner-esque apologias for the Court's powergrab, don't you think? "We stole it fair and square," as a Republican quoted by Bob Parry once put it, and the writer knows he's among friends. Must feel good, not having to lie all the time.