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Thursday, March 30, 2006

This Just In: Scalia IS As Rude As Cheney

Earlier DM reported that Justice Scalia is not rude to the same degree as VP Cheney, who likes to use "strong terms". We regret the error:

Despite Scalia’s insistence that the Sicilian gesture was not offensive and had been incorrectly characterized by the Herald as obscene, the photographer said the newspaper “got the story right.”

Smith said the jurist “immediately knew he’d made a mistake, and said, ‘You’re not going to print that, are you?’ ”

Scalia’s office yesterday referred questions regarding the flap to Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg, who said a letter Scalia sent Tuesday to the Herald defending his gesture at the cathedral “speaks for itself.”
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“The judge paused for a second, then looked directly into my lens and said, ‘To my critics, I say, ‘Vaffanculo,’ ” punctuating the comment by flicking his right hand out from under his chin, Smith said.

The Italian phrase means “(expletive) you.”

Fuck you, too, Yer Highness (via Atrios).  Is this what the wingers mean by "civil discourse"?

ntodd

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Comments

Yeah..., now I'm sorry I'm one-quarter-Sicilian!

Posted by: Darryl Pearce | Mar 30, 2006 11:20:03 AM

The party of family values and Jesus, ladies and gentlemen.

Posted by: Lab Kat | Mar 30, 2006 11:23:06 AM

Sadly I am not surpized by behavior by the likes of Scalia or Cheney - they feel powerful and untouchable (while being low lives) so they do as they please. It is unfortunate that THIS is what they please.... When one lack wit, one uses brutal force (in language that equals vulgarity) Where are the grand Diplomats of yesteryear?

Posted by: eva | Mar 30, 2006 12:18:57 PM

Right in church too! Reminds me of the time my mom said, "I forgot my goddamn glasses." in a cross tone when we were sitting in the pew before mass.

Nine year old's outrage - "MOM!!!! We're in CHURCH!!!" ha ha I never let her forget it. "Remember when you swore, right in church?" It was the perfect comeback when hearing about my own potty mouth in later years.

Posted by: muddy | Mar 30, 2006 8:21:21 PM

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