Here we go again with Fox News shamelessly promoting another tea party group. Chris Wallace makes Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife Ginni his "Power Player of the Week" on Fox News Sunday. John wrote about this group a couple of months ago. Heaven forbid they could be launching their new web site without Fox giving them a big plug.
It's been noted many times that Clarence Thomas rarely utters a word when he's hearing a case before him. That silence has been a source of criticism and interest to his reputation on the highest bench in the land for along time. I think now he has a bigger problem now because his wife has helped launch a new tea party group.
Justice's wife launches 'tea party' group.
The nonprofit run by Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is likely to test notions of political impartiality for the court.
Reporting from Washington As Virginia Thomas tells it in her soft-spoken, Midwestern cadence, the story of her involvement in the "tea party" movement is the tale of an average citizen in action.
"I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you," she said at a recent panel discussion with tea party leaders in Washington. Thomas went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama's "hard-left agenda."
But Thomas is no ordinary activist.
She is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and she has launched a tea-party-linked group that could test the traditional notions of political impartiality for the court.
In January, Virginia Thomas created Liberty Central Inc., a nonprofit lobbying group whose website will organize activism around a set of conservative "core principles," she said.
Here's how Wallace framed the piece.
Chris Wallace:And our Power Player of the Week wants the people to take a pledge for activism, against what she believes is Washington’s big government agenda.
As John noted, here's some of her bio.
With 30 years of experience within the Washington beltway working alongside esteemed politicians like Dick Armey and for institutions like Hillsdale College, the Heritage Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ginni is committed to serving as a clearinghouse for new and more effective online activism.
Yeah, real grass-rootsy there Chris.