When Grover Norquist used the term “poopy-head” on television in reference to Mitt Romney, he was not himself calling Romney “a poopy-head,” but rather burlesquing the Obama campaign’s personal attacks on the GOP presidential nominee, saying the president was in essence calling his opponent “a poopy-head.” The original reference to the comment has been removed.
This just in from the Department of Clarifications, the above has been added to our interview with Grover Norquist, Washington’s most visible anti-tax lobbyist, and a guy who knows a thing or two about “poopy-heads.”
You know, you know, that’s not what he’s saying here. Justice Scalia is saying, as he seems always to say these days, that (a) the Constitution doesn’t prohibit the imposition of the death penalty; (b) the Constitution does not prevent restrictions on abortion; (c) the Constitution does not prevent criminalization of “homosexual sodomy.” You can disagree with him. I disagree with him. Most liberals do, and some conservatives too, and it’s a heated debate in Constitutional theory nerd circles. But saying “it’s not in the Constitution” is not, Not, NOT saying gay sex should land you in jail. I don’t know what’s in Justice Scalia’s head—maybe he really does think gay sex should be a crime—but that’s not what he said in that room.
(the real) sai sai: Wrong, wrong, wrong.
A memo to tumblrs of-praxis, cyberterrorist, and consciousefforts (the latter who told us to do our own research “like a woman journalist with big girl panties"…um): that was a reblog of a tumblr who was asking for information about Joseph Kony, and it appears you think we, Newsweek, were asking who the heck the Ugandan LRA leader was. That was not the case! We were hoping some of you may have wanted to kindly share some of what you may have learned these past few days (and, well, hours). Be nice out there Internet. We’re not all out to getcha. But we felt the strong pull to clarify and apologies for any confusion.