Less of Moore


Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's mouthbreathing crusade to use his public office to prosyletize in defiance of numerous court orders seems to be at an end: His attorneys have stipulated that he'll not interfere with efforts to move a 2.5 ton Ten Commandments monument, carved from the same granite that occupies the space between the judge's ears, from the rotunda of the state judicial building. Despite having belatedly ceased his George Wallace imitation, however, Moore has been suspended (with pay, alas) pending a disciplinary hearing by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. Should he lose his post, of course, he's set himself up rather nicely for a populist run for some other political office.

If you haven't seen it already, by the way, Scott Stantis's Friday Funnies cartoon this week takes aim at Judge Moore.