There is a sense of calm that comes over a professor once he or she gets tenured. All of a sudden they are free to write and say what they please without the risk of being fired. Judge Antonio Scalia sits on the Supreme Court like a tenured professor. He proved that he is skilled at spinning a political discussion just like “regular” politicos. For him to point to Al Gore and suggest that it was his fault that the Supreme Court took the case or that they made what is one of the worst decisions in modern history is laughable.
60 Minutes has an interview with him this week.