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The Secret Handshake


When I joked yesterday about the Federalist Society’s (non-existent) secret handshake, I was poking fun at the conspiracy kooks out there. So predictable is the New York Times, that it wrote this in its editorial today:

“The American public has little to go on in evaluating his politics or legal philosophy. But at the same time, leaders of conservative groups seem to know enough to declare that they are delighted with his selection and confident that he will side with them on the court. This should not be a matter for discussion only among the members of cloistered clubs who know the secret handshake.”

Speaking of secret operations, I think the New York Times editorial board’s deliberations would qualify.


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