For those of you who have not seen the baseball movie, see it.
There is a mement were we are shown how it is never acceptable to call the umpire, “C^%$-sucker.”
Today, Elizabeth Warren gave a written question to Chief Justice John Roberts that had him literally questioning his own legitimacy:
During President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) submitted a question about the legitimacy of the Chief Justice—which the Chief Justice had to read.
Chief Justice John Roberts read the note card submitted by the presidential candidate: “At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the Chief Justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution?”
Roberts pursed his lips as he waited for lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff to respond.
What can I say to the distinguished gentlewoman from the great commonwealth of Massachusetts but, “Well played.”
This is particularly effective because it touches on what is a conceit of Supreme Court justices in general, and John Roberts in particular: Attacks on their legitimacy.