Another funny thing he said yesterday: "An activist court is a court that makes a decision you don't like."
IN THE COMMENTS: Danielle says: "I can't imagine him not deciding that he is his own frame of reference. Didn't Souter say something similar about how the court moved to the right, not that he moved to the left?" I seem to remember Justice Stevens saying it too. And Justice O'Connor. Don't they all? It seems like laughable vanity, but it's also probably exactly what we think they should think: That they are playing it straight, doing it right, saying what the law is. It's probably somewhere on the continuum between laughable vanity and doing the right thing... pretty much like everything else we human beings do.