Ann Althouse can barely contain her sputtering rage at the sniffy and snippy Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, who made fun of Samuel Alito last week by complaining that the Judge used “legal gobbledygook” by mentioning “Humphrey’s Executor (whoever he is) 10 times.” “Humphrey’s Executor” isn’t a PERSON. Humphrey’s Executor was the plaintiff in a key Supreme Court decision from 1935 dealing with the separation of powers.
No need for anger, Ann. Rather, you should feel relieved. Dana Milbank, one of the most obnoxious writers who ever lived, has had his comeuppance at your hands. You have revealed him as the policy bimbo he truly is. Milbank’s ignorant indignation puts one in mind of the peerless twit Sally White, played by Mia Farrow in Woody Allen’s Radio Days. Told that her radio play was cancelled because of news that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Sally is miffed: “I don’t see why we can’t do the play. Who is Pearl Harbor?”