Recently I found myself as heartbroken as a boy with a crush on Katie Holmes when I found out Article III Groupie, a blogger who writes Underneath Their Robes, a very funny blog about the federal judiciary (no easy feat!), is a raging conservative. Like, she's a straight-up "I feel betrayed because Justice Souter turned out not to be a psycho right-winger," "I Luv Judges Who Think The New Deal is Unconstitutional" kind of conservative. Now that the scales have fallen from my eyes, my whole view of Article III Groupie has changed. Before I assumed that her references to Supreme Court clerks as "The Elect" were kinda ironic--but now I wonder, are conservatives really ironic about purported meritocracies? Before I thought that her Superhotties of the Federal Judiciary contest was tongue-in-cheek, but now I think, do Federalist Society members do naughty things with their tongues? Allow me make like a half-assed Carrie Bradshaw and end this with a question: If a conservative makes a joke and I laugh, am I still a liberal?
*Note timely Star Wars reference.