|I wonder whether I could acquire a spot on the High Court |
at some point. Legal expertise seems to not be a prerequisite —
just an intimate knowledge of ideological sound bites.
Many of their questions and assertions — particularly those made by Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, and John Roberts — were based neither on legal precedent nor judicial restraint. In fact, some were downright sophomoric, bordering on hyperbole.
Sophomoric: "intellectually pretentious, overconfident, conceited, etc., but immature"
Hyperbole: "obvious and intentional exaggeration; an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally"
Do both aptly describe the tenor of Tuesday's stage performance? Methinks so.
Was it precisely what health care reform opponents were hoping for, solely for the sake of political gain, and without regard for the law's many other benefits? No doubt.