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Here we have a wonderful case of "what's good for the goose is good for the gander."

Amidst the discussion of Elena Kagan's sexual orientation, Michael Kinsley has chosen to take a look at Scalia.....

Now that the sex lives of Supreme Court justices have become grist for commentators, we are finally free to discuss a question formerly only whispered about in the shadows: Why does Justice Antonin Scalia, by common consent the leading intellectual force on the Court, have nine children? Is this normal? Or should I say "normal," as some people choose to define it? Can he represent the views of ordinary Americans when he practices such a minority lifestyle? After all, having nine children is far more unusual in this country than, say, being a lesbian.

Far be it from me to cast aspersions on Scalia....maybe he just has a lot of "empathy."

Speculation is already rampant about why Scalia chose nine children over a more conventional lifestyle.


In recent days, Scalia’s friends have rushed to his defense, going out of their way to portray him as a model of sexual restraint.  "Every Friday a bunch of us used to go down to this bar to pick up women," one of his college roommates recalls.

"We’d always ask Nino if he wanted to join us, but he always said he was too busy studying. Frankly, we thought he was gay


To Michael Kinsley, you have outdone yourself on this one!
Take a bow.

Originally posted to Julie Gulden, Chairman's Pub Quiz Winner NN11 on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:26 PM PDT.

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