Alito is a true bullshit artist
Odd that it wasn't "unduly restrictive" when he had 20-some-thousand dollars in the fund, but became "unduly restrictive" when he had somewhere between $400,000 and $1,000,000 in the fund--amounting to between about two-thirds and one quarter of Alito's total current holdings. Really. It's fucking weird how that works.
Maybe this will work for other Republicans.
- Bill Frist: An actual blind trust like the one I said I had would have been "unduly restrictive."
- Scooter Libby: The rule that says I can't lie to federal investigators proved "unduly restrictive."
- Tom Delay: The law that says I can't send corporate money to state campaigns is "unduly restrictive."
- George W. Bush: My commitment to do not only what was legal but what was right proved "unduly restrictive."
This is genius. The idea that commitments we've made--even those which we've made as part of testimony to Congress and, therefore, should be considered perjury if broken--can be unmade when they prove "unduly restrictive" sure makes life a lot easier.
Have sex, priests. Your vows are clearly "unduly restrictive."
Contracts, your Lenten promises, the Ramadan fast and those wedding vows are obviously you-know-what.
Whoopee! Thank God the Republicans came around to bring back an era of personal responsibility!