If you’re interested in Talking Points’ take on Al Gore’s wonderful and heart-breaking concession speech you’ll have to hop on over to Feed Magazine where it was just published late this morning.
But your visit to Talking Points this morning isn’t totally in vain. Let’s go to the pictures.
Remember all that talk about the ‘rule of law’ from those election-grabbing conservative Justices on the Supreme Court?
Rule of law? Rule of law my #%$#!
Above you’ll see (in this picture from today’s New York Times) a seat-belted Justice Breyer and a seat-belted Justice Souter riding off into the evening in the gentle and protective embrace of the state.
Now this raises an interesting question. Justice Scalia certainly has libertarian impulses which might give him anti-seat-beltist politics. But what happened to strict-construction? What about the rule of law? Doesn’t the law apply to everyone?
My read here is that Scalia is just putting his politics above his respect for the law.
But then we already knew that about him, didn’t we?
P.S. Talking Points would like to give a special TPM shout-out to the two eagle-eyed Pointsters who clued him in to the political import of this pic.