According to the Los Angeles Times, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife, told Tea Party leaders in Washington, "I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Nebraska, who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you." Apparently, Mrs. Thomas went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama's "hard-left agenda."
Mrs. Thomas is energized all right! So much so, that in January she launched a non-profit, conservative, tea-party-linked movement –– Liberty Central –– whose mission includes "activating informed American patriots who are seeking knowledge of the core founding principles and passionate about preserving freedom and liberty.” LibertyCentral.org will serve the big tent of the conservative movement by using a three-prong approach: education, motivation, and activism. Back in February, Mrs. Thomas (wearing her Liberty Central sweatshirt), had a pleasant interview with Ed Morrissey at CPAC, highlighting her focus and Liberty Centrals' "five core founding principles" –– limited government, personal responsibility, individual liberty, national security, and free enterprise. Mrs. Thomas also described the Tea Party as "new citizen activists," something she is very excited about and wants to be part of.
While the author of Sunday's LA Times article, Kathleen Hennessey, does point out that experts don't deem Mrs. Thomas' work as a violation of ethical rules, noting that “under judicial rules, judges must curb political activity, but a spouse is free to engage,” her tone and tag line paint a different slant. Ms. Hennessy projects that Mrs. Thomas’ activism “is likely to test notions of political impartiality for the court." Andy McCarthy of the National Review quickly fired back, calling Hennessey’s piece a "hit job on Ginni Thomas" and documented the blatant double standard of the left-wing media and their on-going "war" against Conservatives (especially women).
Where was the left-wing media's "conflict of interest" outcry when Mrs. Obama, who was armed with a task force and got a State of the Union "shout out" –– unlike our Supreme Court who were humiliated with a “shout down” –– launched her Let's Move Campaign ? Did they miss the fact that the controversial left-wing group, SEIU, has been caught with their greedy hands in the "childhood obesity cookie jar?” Who by the way, lobby’s for and benefits from proposed legislation, who just happens to have strong and direct ties to Mrs. Obama's husband –– our President. Hmmm.