Benchwarmer

By Bill Maher

This week, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked questions during oral arguments for the first time in ten years. He’s like one of those rare plants that blooms once in a lifetime. But I can’t help but feel it’s no coincidence that he roused himself just after Scalia died. While the conservatives on the court had a solid majority he was content to just sit back and let Scalia and Roberts do the heavy lifting, but now that the balance has tilted a little to the left he’s got to step up.

Of course, the questions he did ask had nothing much to do with the issue at hand, but at least he’s trying.

I just hope that when the Republicans reject Obama’s nominee as unqualified, someone will respond, “Compared to who? The Madame Tussaud’s wax figure that your side picked?”