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And, yes, I DO take it personally: United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has a message for you
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Thursday, March 30, 2006

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has a message for you

and, just to make sure you didn't misinterpret the gesture, he would like to spell it out...
[Peter Smith, the Boston University assistant photojournalism professor] was working as a freelance photographer for the Boston archdiocese’s weekly newspaper at a special Mass for lawyers Sunday when a Herald reporter asked the justice how he responds to critics who might question his impartiality as a judge given his public worship.

“The judge paused for a second, then looked directly into my lens and said, ‘To my critics, I say, ‘Vaffanculo,’ ” punctuating the comment by flicking his right hand out from under his chin, Smith said.

The Italian phrase means “(expletive) you.”

interestingly enough, it's the identical message that our president would like to pass along...

it's good to know that both these outstanding public servants have such a firm grasp of the gravity of their respective offices...

(thanks to dmsilev at daily kos...)

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