It is all over the news, so I’m sure you have seen the story, but I wanted to be sure to have it posted here for future reference. Good for Mrs. Thomas!
From the Wall Street Journal:
We’ve got to get the Constitution back to a place where it means something . . . or we’re headed for tyranny.
– Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, during an interview at a Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in February.
It’s a provocative quote, one you’d expect more to hear from the head of a lobbying and political-organizing group than from the wife of a Supreme Court justice.
Well, lo and behold, Ginni Thomas is both the latter and the former. She recently founded a new nonprofit lobbying and political-organizing group meant to appeal to folks aligned with the “tea party” movements. Click here for Tuesday’s Washington Post story; here for a recent LA Times story.
Thomas’s group, called Liberty Central (click here for the group’s Web site), was founded in January. But partly spurred by recent press coverage, a debate has broken out about the propriety of a justice’s spouse diving headlong into a political movement.
Mrs. Thomas’ bio says she worked with Dick Armey, let’s hope she maintains her independence from him on issues involving immigration and national security.