Friday, November 12, 2010

Some people are really good... talking out of both sides of their mouth:

In January, the Supreme Court again tormented reformers who are eager to empower government officials to ration speech about government officials. The court ruled that because the First Amendment proscribes laws limiting political speech, it proscribes laws that limit independent candidate-related advocacy by Americans organized as corporations. In 2007, the court had held that the First Amendment protects issue advocacy by corporations.
In his meretricious autumn campaigning, Obama told Americans that democracy was threatened by the amount of political speech the court empowered. Americans, however, are indifferent to arguments about process, which failing candidates talk about to avoid discussing their unpopular policies.
Will actually makes a good point here, but apparently he forgot about this column he wrote about the Heller v. D.C. decision, in which he lambasted the court for not adhering to certain processes. I thought intellectuals were supposed to be smarter than that...