Super-Duper Precedent? Or Just Duper?


Via comedy genius Ben Schwartz comes the quote o' the day from the Roberts hearing. Let's give a round of applause for Arlen "Single Bullet Theory" Specter who reached deep into his surgically altered brain before offering up this koan-like query :

"Would you think that Roe might be a super-duper precedent?" Specter probed, pointing to times it has been upheld by the Supreme Court.

I've got no feelings for John Boy but would have become a mega-fan had he responded with something bizarre like, "If you see the Buddha's fetus on the road, kill it–as long as it's before viability." Or if he had reached into his baseball-metaphor bag one last time and paraphrased Bugs Bunny v. The Gashouse Gorillas and suggested that Roe was a powerful paralyzing perfect pachyderm palooka pitch of a decsion.

Instead the bland man from the Land of Wendell Wilkie replied with the less-than-ebullient (though informative) phrase: "[Roe] is settled as the precedent of the court."

Whole fan-fucking-tastic account here.