Supreme Court Media Whore

The Supreme Court does not allow cameras in the courtroom, but Chief Justice John Roberts is his own brand of media whore. He could have announced when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act decision would be handed down – many were expecting it today – but he wants to build suspense.

He is playing it the way television contest shows do it:

“We are down to Stymie and Fermi. Who will be the next American Idle? Stymie, you sang ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and ‘Happy Birthday.’ You danced the tarantala and the stumba. Fermi, you played ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’ on the Sousaphone.  You sang a bar of soap and rolled your eyes in opposite directions.  Our panel of judges has voted. America has voted. Our shaman has cast sheep’s knuckle bones and read chickens’ entrails. Stymie and Fermi, you are going to find out who won after these commercials.”

As if the PPACA decision needed more drama, Roberts has to drag the suspense out until tomorrow – or Wednesday – or Thursday. Come on, Johnny, drop the freaking bomb! The decision went to the printers weeks ago. Do you really have to be such a drama queen? Just give us the answer.

 

John B. Payne, Attorney
Garrison LawHouse, PC
Dearborn, Michigan 313.563.4900
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 800.220.7200
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