Saturday, January 30, 2010
Who put that line about the Supreme Court in Pres BO's teleprompter?
The Alito-BO moment will go down as the most memorable moment of the State of the Union speech.
By the way, is the speech over yet?
As we indicated before, Pres BO was wrong in two counts:
First, he attacked a Supreme Court decision in front of the Justices and during a State of the Union speech.
It's bad form to attack 9 justices who can't shout back or tell you that you got their decision wrong.
Second, Pres BO did not understand the decision, or at least, his speech writer did not do his homework:
"While the Court reversed a 1990 decision allowing such a ban, it left standing current restrictions on foreign nationals and “entities.”
Also untouched was a 100-year-old ban on domestic corporate contributions to political campaigns to which the president was presumably referring erroneously." (Cafe Hajek)
I like this from Ann Althouse:
"Isn't it fascinating that the lengthy, amplified, magnified speech of the most powerful man in the world with his big captive audience — in the magnificent room and in smaller rooms all over the country — are outweighed by one man's headshake and silent mouthing of 2 or 3 words?"
Jutice Alito's reaction was absolutely great.
Here is the video:
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