Archive for March 1st, 2009

Get Irony Much?

March 1, 2009

Justice Antonin Scalia has been a thoroughgoing advocate for the Bush-Cheney theory of absolute executive authority when it comes to the treatment of detainees in the “War on Terror.”  He even got into a bit of hot water for expressing his views in a public forum when cases on the subject were pending before the Supreme Court.

On Thursday, in a blistering dissent from a court decision not to review a public corruption case, Scalia said: “Bad men, like good men, are entitled to be tried and sentenced in accordance with law.”

Ummm . . . hello?  Presumably, Scalia believes President Bush, in his absolute authority over his detainees, declared them not to be “men.”

Also, according to a WaPo poll, GOP voters have suddenly discovered they’re worried about deficits: “74 percent of Republicans in the new poll expressed grave worry about the deficit, 29 points higher than in December when George W. Bush held the reins.”

h/t Scott Horton