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KonaKane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-25-09 02:47 PM
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7. Shades of Boss Tweed
It sounds like someone is trying to reinvent Tammany Hall. They're about a hundred fifty years too late, and in the losing party.

This incident also reminds me of the late Justice William Rhenquist, who was known as "Our Bill" in Arizona, where he was fond of physically stopping Mexican American citizens from going to the voting polls and quizzing them on the Constitution. When the authorities had enough of his racist-inspired obstructions, they sent police to remove him and he got so worked up he tried to punch them.

To this day I can barely believe that this guy became chief justice of my country's Supreme Court.
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