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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Even Though Elvis Made a Movie There?

Does the appellate brief begin with
 "The lower court's ruling is invalid because it sits on an island in the Pacific"?

I'm old enough to remember Cokie Roberts chiding Barack Obama for going home to Hawaii for a vacation (IIRC), because it was too "exotic."

“We are confident that the President will prevail on appeal and particularly in the Supreme Court, if not the Ninth Circuit,” Sessions said in a Wednesday night interview on “The Mark Levin” radio show, first flagged by CNN’s KFILE. “So this is a huge matter. I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power.”

And I do know of people who still confuse "New Mexico," the state between Texas and Arizona, with Mexico, the country, so that people who hale from New Mexico are considered foreigners.

Which I guess is some kind of comfort.  Validity depends on geography, or something.  I mean, no judge from the Old South would dare oppose the President's "statutory and Constitutional power," now, would he?

Adding:  that island in the Pacific has two U.S. Senators.  Who knew?


1 Comments:

Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

He must have heard a lot of the people who live there aren't white.

I remember before the election in 2008 Cokie talking about how Obama was from an "exotic" place. Unlike New Orleans, was my first reaction. Then it was unlike DC, Cokie's home towns. She's like a barometer for the anti-Democratic line the elite media is going to take.

7:23 PM  

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