Monday, October 8, 2007

Trib scribe cuts Clarence Thomas a new one

The Chicago Tribune's Dawn Turner Trice does a nice little job of showing the mean-spirited side of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who casts himself as a victim in his newly released autobiography.

Trice notes that Thomas, on the high court, has approved of executing the mentally retarded and chaining prisoners to outdoor hitching posts, not allowing them to eat, drink or relieve themselves.

He also ruled against a prisoner whose appeal was filed two days after a statutory deadline had passed -- an error attributable to a federal judge having set the wrong date.

Clarence Thomas is a cruel man, and it's not racist to say so.

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