Wednesday, January 11, 2006

New Year's Pop Culture Iconicism

If 2005 was the year of natural disasters and the final stage in the polarization of national politics, then 2006 will surely be the year of the Super-Precedent. The word has admirers on both sides of the aisle, as evident in the Alito hearings. Though I sincerely hope that when Sen. Brownback, R-KA, said "super-dooper precedent" this morning that he was mocking the new buzz phrase.