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Secondary Detonations at the NYT

By Fr. Paul Mankowski, S.J. (articles ) | Jun 29, 2003

Maureen Dowd learns of Scalia's dissent and flips out:

Most Americans, even Republicans, have a more tolerant and happy vision of the country than Mr. Scalia and other nattering nabobs of negativism. Their jeremiads yearn for an airbrushed 50's America that never really existed. (The pedophile scandal in the Catholic Church, which condemns homosexuality, proves that.) And the America they feared -- everyone having orgies, getting stoned and burning the flag -- never came to pass. Nino is too blinded by his own bloviation to notice that Americans are not as censorious as he is. They like the complicated national mosaic -- that Dick Cheney has a gay daughter, that Jeb Bush has a Latina wife, that Clarence Thomas has a white wife.

All that ammo shot off, and nary a scratch on her target. Justice Scalia can take some wry satisfaction in watching the effects of his own superior marksmanship. A few well-aimed remarks made (almost) in passing, and the whole powder magazine goes up.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 29, 2003 10:11 AM ET USA

    Read the full article,,,Quite a tantrum!

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