If you want to see a person’s true character, just pay attention to what they do and say when thwarted, frustrated, or disappointed. Case in point: Here’s a strange excerpt from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent on today’s 5-4 ruling in favor of marriage equality:
One would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie. Expression, sure enough, is a freedom, but anyone in a long-lasting marriage will attest that that happy state constricts, rather than expands, what one can prudently say.
It’s douchey to get in a cheap shot at your spouse in conversation. To do it in writing is serious douchebaggery. But to diss the Missus out of spite because now people you think of as inferior have to be treated like equals in a government document that will be preserved, discussed, and likely be cited in future legal arguments and law classes? That takes a doucheLORD.
You might think that the good judge may have some ‘splainin’ to do when he gets home tonight, but it’s more likely that he’ll just go all Cotton Hill and say “If you got more feelin’s to express, get in the kitchen and put ’em in a bundt cake.”