January 30, 2006

Slitherin' Salazar Denounces Clarence Thomas

Sen. Salazar: Clarence Thomas an 'Abomination'

Sen. Ken Salazar has called U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "an abomination" compared to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Salazar’s comment came during a telephone news conference Wednesday in which the Colorado Democrat said he would not be part of any filibuster to stop a vote on Samuel Alito’s confirmation, the Rocky Mountain News reports.

He went on to say: "There are members of the U.S. Supreme Court that I very much disagree with. Clarence Thomas, for example, I think is an abomination when you contrast him to the leadership and principles of someone like Thurgood Marshall. I’ve been in front of the court and I know the justices."
Clarence Thomas bucks expectations as a thoughtful, conservative justice who also happens to be black, and Democratic wingnuts like Salazar impugn his character. No outcry, barely a blip in the media. But if a conservative/Republican lambastes Ruth Bader Ginsburg. . .

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