Virginia Thomas says, "I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb.,
who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and
other people like you,"
She claims to be energized by President Obama's
She's accepting donations from various sources -
including corporations - as allowed under campaign finance rules
recently loosened and supported by her husband's Supreme Court decision
opening the floodgates to groups like this the Citizens United case.
Hey-it's "all in the family" at the Justice Thomas household. And just
for the record, Virginia is no ordinary activist. Being the the wife of
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should test the traditional
notions of political impartiality for the court, although for Virginia
Thomas this isn't the first time.
In 2000, when her husband's Court
accepted George Bush's lawsuit to block the Florida Supreme Court's
order that all the votes in the state of Florida be counted - a count
done a year later by a newspaper consortium which found that Al Gore
actually won more votes in that state - the day after Clarence Thomas
blocked the vote count, Virginia Thomas, working at the Heritage
Foundation, was sending out emails to vet potential members of the Bush
administration. This was weeks before her husband's court illegally
decided that Bush had won the election because her husband's court
effectively blocked the counting of all the votes in Florida.
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