What Linda Greenhouse really means: I don’t care what the facts are. So what if the best medical judgment is that it’s a minor incident of no long-term consequence. Maybe I can get John Roberts to go to a Simon and Garfunkel concert with me—I’ll promise to drive—and we can have a “little crying jag” together, and I can persuade him to abandon his “sustained assault on women’s reproductive freedom” and his “hijacking of public policy by religious fundamentalism.” Surely he’s never reflected on mortality before or had any experience with suffering. After all, he’s about eight years younger than I am, and I’m still living in the 1960s….
(Quotes—somewhat out of context—from this Greenhouse speech.)