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From free private jet travel to access to a free luxury superyacht, Clarence Thomas has redefined what it means to be a public servant. Positive, a wage of $285,000 isn’t unhealthy, however why cease there?
Since it’s turning into slightly tough to maintain observe of all of the perks showered on Justice Thomas by Harlan Crow (and one other man who bought him tires a while back), I believed reward playing cards could also be a greater strategy to go.
But it surely’s not simply Thomas, remember the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts (the man who decides whether or not conduct in his court docket warrants an ethics investigation) is identical man whose wife made $10 million as a legal recruiter . . . for companies with enterprise earlier than the court docket.
And, sure, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was awarded a prize in Israel and her tab was picked up by an Israeli billionaire (which she disclosed). However receiving a prize ain’t precisely the identical as getting a $500,000 trip, free tuition and an actual property deal out of a Republican political heavyweight.
And right here we thought Donald Trump being above the legislation was all we needed to fear about.