“People who believe the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision giving the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush was politically motivated should just get over it, says Justice Antonin Scalia.
Scalia denies that the controversial decision was political and discusses other aspects of his public and private life in a remarkably candid interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, this Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
“I say nonsense,” Scalia responds to Stahl’s observation that people say the Supreme Court’s decision in Gore v. Bush was based on politics and not justice. “Get over it. It’s so old by now. The principal issue in the case, whether the scheme that the Florida Supreme Court had put together violated the federal Constitution, that wasn’t even close. The vote was seven to two,” he says, referring to the Supreme Court’s decision that the Supreme Court of Florida’s method for recounting ballots was unconstitutional. “
But why stop there? Surely “Get Over It!” should be a general principle applied to all manner of situations, such as. . .
“A New York judge this morning acquitted three police officers in the killing of an unarmed man outside a Queens nightclub in a 50-shot fusillade that shocked his Queens neighborhood.
Sean Bell, 23, was killed on the eve of his marriage in 2006 as he and a group of friends were leaving a bachelor party at Club Kalua in the borough’s South Jamaica section.”
Sure his bride-to-never-be is upset, but hey “Get Over It!”
“A spokesman for the New York police union said the case was a tragedy, but that it proved to the city’s officers that they would get a fair hearing even in a high-profile, controversial case.
Police work “is never a script. We have to deal with circumstances as they come. This was a tragedy,” said union spokesman Patrick Lynch.”
IOW, pure, unadulterated lawyerspeak. A crime? Now wat. Blame it on existential angst — not the all-too-obvious perp. Amd with no perp there’s no crime, just some vague ineffably sad all-enveloping excuse called “tragedy.” .
It’s the slickest way to pass the buck. What’s more there’s no limit to it. Sure we mercilessly slaughtered thousands of Iraqis in “Shock and Awe” but hey, it’s a tragedy, Get Over It
Get Over It!
Life’s so simple when you’re a fascist. Just remember —
So Get Over It!