Thursday, June 23, 2011
Birthdays Today - The Other Clarence
It would be disrespectful to call him the "Big Man," but he's certainly a major figure -- it's Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' birthday today. Justice Thomas is 63, which means that, God willing, we might have him on the Court as a staunch and principled conservative and originalist for another 15-20 years. I won't mention the bizarre and scurrilous attacks on him during his confirmation; just say that he was right to call them a "high-tech lynching." A great man, and a great American.