Monday, January 21, 2013

Nice: Justice Scalia Wears Martyr's Hat at Inauguration

From Fr. Z come the story of the surprising hat Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wore to the inauguration of the loathsome Barack Obama:

"Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law writes:

'The twitterverse is alive with tweets about Justice Scalia’s headgear for today’s inauguration. At the risk of putting all the fun speculation to an end . . . The hat is a custom-made replica of the hat depicted in Holbein’s famous portrait of St. Thomas More. It was a gift from the St. Thomas More Society of Richmond, Virginia. We presented it to him in November 2010 as a memento of his participation in our 27th annual Red Mass and dinner.'"

Fr. Z then comments:

"Wearing the cap of a statesman who defended liberty of church and integrity of Christian conscience to the inauguration of a president whose policies have imperiled both: Make of it what you will."

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This picture is priceless isn't it; just great. I didn't watch. I really can't watch Mr. Obama. But I somehow saw Chief Justice Roberts end swearing in. It appeared CJ Roberts stepped back as it also appears Mr. Obama was ready to turn a handshake into an embrace. That would be extreme gratitude to Mr.Roberts for 'saving' ObamaCare.