When the White House said that Barack Obama would not be attending Supreme Court Justice Antonio Scalia’s funeral, many at least assumed that he must have had something important to do. His absence was unprecedented, after all, and Obama couldn’t be so petty that he would simply not attend because he didn’t feel like it, right?
Apparently not. Obama didn’t attend the funeral this past weekend, but was seen strolling the White House with a binder full of potential Scalia replacements, instead.
Yes, before the body was even laid to rest, Obama was more focused on replacing the conservative justice with which he never agreed than paying respects to one of the most consequential, important political figures of modern times.
It’s not as if he should be in any hurry. It’s questionable that the person he appoints to replace Scalia will even get a hearing, much less be confirmed.
Obama was at least scheduled to pay respects to Scalia at his wake, but even that trip left many unimpressed. See why on the next page: