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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A Great American, and a Great Story

Rich Lowry writes about Justice Thomas and his new autobiography, My Grandfather's Son.

Both Justice Thomas and his wife have shown me great kindness in the past (as they have so many other young people in Washington), so I'm hardly an objective observer. That being said, it's hard not to be delighted with the publication of his book and the fact that he's giving interviews, like the one on 60 Minutes. For too long, Thomas' enemies have been allowed to define him, simply because he's supremely disinterested in what the elite MSM and government establishments think of him, and because he refuses to play on their level. That's refreshing and admirable, but it's nonetheless time that Americans got to see a glimpse of the real Clarence Thomas -- a kindly, brilliant man who has one of the heartiest, most soul-satisfying laughs in the world.

The release of this book and the interviews that have accompanied it are wonderful. They will disprove all the slander and lies about the Justice that have so unfairly tarnished his image -- and what's more, they will set the record straight for history. Despite the injustices done him in the present and past, I am confident that history will treat the Justice kindly, just as it has President Reagan, who was likewise the recipient of wholesale abuse from the left that neither he, nor his ideas, merited.


Blogger Joe Steel said...

Clarence Thomas received a $1.5 million advance from Rupert Murdoch's HarperCollins for his book. That's far in excess of anything any other jusctice has received. I hope Thomas recuses himself from cases involving Murdoch. The Court has been so tarnished in recent years it may not be able to stand any further appearance of impropriety.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Recusal from any case involving Murdoch is an interesting point. Are there any pending?

But that raises a question. All the judges receive their pay from the tax payers. Should they recuse themselves from any cases involving tax payers?

6:47 AM  

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