Thursday, January 28, 2010

Supreme Court Judges Shouldn't Be Pulling a Joe Wilson

It wasn't exactly "You lie!" but it seems to me that Supreme Court justices should have more maturity, integrity and more of an ability to control themselves. Samuel Alito's response to Obama's light scolding during the State of the Union:
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito didn't like hearing President Barack Obama publicly criticize the high court's ruling removing corporate campaign spending limits — and he didn't try to hide it.

Alito made a dismissive face, shook his head repeatedly and appeared to mouth the words "not true" or possibly "simply not true" when Obama assailed the decision Wednesday night in his State of the Union address.

The president had taken the unusual step of publicly scolding the high court, with some of its members in robes seated before him in the House. "With all due deference to the separation of powers," he said, the court last week "reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections." MSNBC