President Bush Did It & It’s a Sicilian Thing: Scalia’s Potential Excuses for Flipping Off Critics Minutes after Catholic Mass


Antonin Scalia, who has already declared his full-fledged support for secret military tribunals BEFORE hearing the appeal this week, has startled Christians around the nation by “flipping off” critics moments after attenting Roman Catholic mass.
I haven’t seen the photo, but UPI reports that a photographer with The Pilot, the Archdiocese of Boston newspaper, snapped a shot.
Scalia “ordered him” not to publish the photo. So much for separation of church and state.
Rationalizing what he did, Scalia said “That’s Sicilian.”
But just in case anyone has forgotten, George W. Bush gave what he called the “one-finger salute” in this film clip, which he thought no one would see.
In the President’s defense, however, I’ve done the same — but neither of us was walking out of church when we let the finger fly.
John Aravosis has more.
— Steve Clemons