Yeah, Clarence Thomas' Wife Is a Lobbyist
Ginni Thomas may have been forced to resign her duties as Washington Teabag Queen because she wasdrunk-dialing Anita Hill all the time, but that doesn't mean she can't make a living! (Clarence Thomas doesn't report her living on his tax forms, by the way, even though the law says he has to. But let's see the Supreme Court uphold that conviction.) This news has made some people upset because, uh, this Supreme Court justice's wife is a lobbyist, for God's sake. But it wasn't like it was ever in question the way Clarence Thomas would vote on the things she's advocating. It's just that she officially gets to tell people she can deliver them a vote on the Supreme Court, if necessary, by threatening to deny her husband access to delicious cookies.
This is pretty excellent:
Freshman Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) — who courted tea party activists and who was endorsed by Liberty Central, the tea party nonprofit group she headed until December — was unaware of Thomas’s new effort.
“This is the spouse of Justice Thomas?” he said, when asked by POLITICO on Tuesday about her outreach. “No, I’ve never met her. It’s not something I’ve heard about. And I hang out with a lot of freshman,” he said.
Oh freshmen. "We used to hang out with Rand Paul too, but then his voice changed and he got armpit hair and Brittany Thompson started dating him. Anyway, why can't we leave school grounds at lunch time?"
Roughly half a dozen aides for new members told POLITICO that their offices received handwritten meeting requests from Thomas the day after they were sworn in, as well as follow-up e-mails requesting a meeting with her — but only one of them had met with her. The rest had no plans to do so.
Haha, loser. But why did even one meet with her? To get Anita Hill's number to post on 4chan? [Politico]