This doesn't stop me from commenting on political matters practically everyday. For the most part, I try to keep it funny so that even if my commentary isn't up to par, I can at least pass it off as a joke, and people can have a chuckle, or fly into a rage against my progresso-liberistic beliefs. I invented the term progresso-liberistic as a nod to the phrase socio-economic, and I expect royalties if the term should catch on. Sadly, my comedy is sometimes as accurate as my politics, which means there are days when I just seem like a rambling crackpot.
There are times, however, when I really nail it. On January 17, 2006, I had a lucid moment:
Ah, yes, the great rule of law. Here are the "rules" of law for a supreme court justice -Masterful. Brilliant. Accurate. And the greatest of these is love.
1) Any exception you disagree with will create a slippery slope. Any exception you agree with is based on rationality.
2) Stare decisis and precedent are cool as long as it fits your personal view. It is okay to overtun case law if the majority has a different opinion.
3) You must chronically masturbate your own ego in long-winded, boring opinions, concurrences, and dissents.
As the sharply named Grotesqueticle noted, "I do believe that ChrisV82 just posted the only comment on a blog of any stripe that is true, insightful, and funny no matter where you rest on the political spectrum.
All hail me!