Via Hube of Colossus of Rhodey, and Instapundit we have a video of Barack Obama being asked which current sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice he would not have nominated. His answer was Clarence Thomas. Obama's reasoning?..... Thomas's lack of experience! Yes, you heard me right, lack of experience. That's got to be one of the most profoundly hypocritical and moronic things I've heard the Obamessiah say. Obama's in no position to be questioning anyone's lack of experience, much less that of a sitting Supreme Court Justice. I know he caught himself midway through the word "experience," but then he only made it worse by going on to insult Thomas's intelligence. This was like a "half-gaffe" but everyone knows the word that started coming out of his mouth was "experience."
Thomas is one of my favorite Justices. If you've ever seen him speak you'd know why. He's blunt, eloquent, unforgiving, and he doesn't back down. What he did to Ted Kennedy and others at his confirmation hearings was a thing of beauty. In one-on-one interviews, he is eloquent, respectful, and on point. He never waffles. If you put Thomas and Obama in a head-to-head debate Thomas would destroy Obama. It would be downright laughable.