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Monday, May 22, 2006 

Thomas' Revenge

A New York Daily News column relates a few remarks recently made by Justice Clarence Thomas. Thomas, a conservative, is worried about the President...
"We have to pray for your brother. He's in real trouble," Thomas told a wide-eyed Koch [the President's sister], whose older brother is, indeed, suffering from near-catastrophic public-opinion ratings.
Thomas is a big believer in prayer. It was one of the few things that kept him going during his very difficult confirmation hearings. Speaking of those hearings, columnist Lloyd Grove sees something related in these remarks...
"That's right," Thomas agreed. "That's what you should say when somebody does something to you: Life is lo-o-ong. Ha-ha."

Sounds like Thomas is still trying to get over that unpleasant piece of business from long ago.
Life is long, and Justice Thomas is 57 years old. The people who tried to take Thomas down in the hearings, and there are people who still try to do that now (like Harry Reid "I think that he has been an embarrassment to the Supreme Court. I think that his opinions are poorly written. I just don't think that he's done a good job as a Supreme Court justice."). Thomas isn't leaving anytime soon, and he will continue to enjoy sticking it to his most annoying critics.

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