Sunday, March 14, 2010

a friend on the court

The LA Times reports today that Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has created a new TEA party group, Liberty Central Inc.

"The group plans to issue score cards for Congress members and be involved in the November election, although Thomas would not specify how. She said it would accept donations from various sources - including corporations - as allowed under campaign finance rules recently loosened by the Supreme Court."

Isn't that convenient, the loosening of those corporate/political restrictions? I'll bet that might even work to the benefit of Liberty Central, cause there's probably at least one or two corporations who are so cynical that they imagine some possible benefit could be derived from donating to a lobbying group where the CEO just happens to be married to a Supreme Court Justice.

Justice Thomas is quick to dismiss any possible conflict of interest, noting that it would be virtually impossible for him to rule in a more corporate friendly way than he already does. "Now if a specific corporation was to donate heavily to my wife's group and a case involving them came before the court, there are those who might say that I should recuse myself. To them I say screw you, there's nothing in the law that says I have to, and quite frankly, I've got this gig for life."

In spite of his wife's political activism, Justice Thomas remains a committed Republican, although he express a certain solidarity with TEA party dogma. "I too believe that the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood and tyrants, but it also needs to be fertilized with plenty of corporate booty."


  1. I love it when you talk dirty, Mark.

    Good one!



  2. Suz,

    You should hear the way I say moolah.

  3. Ginni Thomas

    be...a Crew Slut...

    hey we'll buy you a pizza

    Serio, this broad has most likely implemented snitchware on the entire non-teabagger/GOP blogosphere.