February 13, 2004
GOP Hypocrite of the Week: Antonin Scalia
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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Welcome back to the BuzzFlash.com GOP Hypocrite of the Week.
You know, the nominees for the GOP Hypocrite of the Week are pouring in faster than bribes at a Republican fund-raiser.
But this week, instead of pointing out the many neophyte Republican hypocrites out there, we wanted to consider an experienced, accomplished candidate, someone who's done what no person has done before; someone who audaciously straddles the line between administering justice and participating in criminal behavior against democracy. That left us with no choice but Mr. Supreme Court Injustice himself, Antonin "The Fixer" Scalia.
You might think that we chose him because he went and shot a few ducks with the acting President of the United States, Dick "Darth Vader" Cheney, just before he was scheduled to hear a case involving the very same Cheney. And not just any case, but one that many think -- were Cheney forced to reveal the secret meetings of his energy committee -- might bear upon the planning for the war on Iraq, even before the Bush Cartel began chronically lying about all the WMDs they swore were there.
We're also not giving Scalia the Hypocrite nod because the duck hunt was hosted by a big honcho oil man. Nothing like that, in and of itself, would make us cry fowl! Of course, that Cheney, Scalia and big oil symbolize the sordid, anti-American corruption of the Bush administration did give us pause for thought.
But when Scalia was asked to recuse himself from the Cheney energy task force case, Scalia responded that no reasonable person could question his impartiality. Then he later mocked those requesting his recusal by saying: "This was a government issue. It's acceptable practice to socialize with executive branch officials when there are not personal claims against them. That's all I'm going to say for now. Quack, quack."
He actually said, "Quack, quack."
But, talk about a quack. This is a Supreme Court judge who is part of a fifth column of jurists, including the likes of Laurence Silberman, David Sentelle, William Rehnquist and Clarence Thomas, whose allegiance is to the extreme wing of the Republican Party, not to America. While giving the appearance of administering the law, they consider themselves above the law and the Constitution.
Scalia is the role model for the "activist" judge that Bush and Cheney claim that they deplore.
And Scalia is a hypocrite because he will rule in favor of his extremist buddy, Dick Cheney, against the interests of our nation.
But the thing that really seals his status as a GOP BuzzFlash Hypocrite of the Week is that he's the ultimate master criminal, having stolen an election from the American people in order, he claimed in 2000, not to ruin the reputation of the "presumptive" winner, George W. Bush. No one else can claim that accomplishment, no one in the history of our country. It's all Scalia's.
And now, when charged with a conflict of interest for shooting ducks with Cheney, he acts indignant, as if anyone could challenge such a man of "integrity."
Scalia has only one kind of integrity, the kind that you see among crime families -- honor the boss and do his bidding, or who knows what might happen to you. The next time you go duck hunting, you might just find yourself swimming with the fishies.
Until next week, remember the BuzzFlash slogan: So many Republican Hypocrites, so little time.
Catch up with you soon.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
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