January 27, 2010
SOTU '10: Pic of the Night
@glengreenwald: Justice Alito breached protocol in a more serious way than Joe Wilson did.
Alito: “Not True.”
The photo is also emblematic of the fact that nobody was spared tonight, not the Supreme Court for giving away the store to the corporations, not the Joint Chiefs for the hypocritical “don’t ask, don’t tell,” not the Dems for turning tail when the going gets tough, not the Repubs for “no, no, no,” not the Congress for living off of fat cat contributions, not himself for blowing health care.
But, Alito’s behavior was just stunning and frames, in a perfect way, how ego and ideology has run roughshod over the mandate to respect and uphold the Constitution in this town. Notice how the woman (a clerk?) at the end of the row knew exactly where the action was.
(Video clip with Obama’s Supremes “corporate campaign contribution” dressing down.)
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