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Diary 3-3-16

March 3, 2016

Wow, Dear Diary – Get this about Scalia’s traveling companion to the TX hunt [according to Jeffrey Toobin in The New Yorker, online]:

“Foster is a hunting enthusiast, as was Justice Scalia. The lawyer described his passion a couple of years ago in an autobiographical portrait for the fiftieth reunion of the Princeton Class of 1963. Like many such essays, Foster’s begins in a jocular vein—‘You’re only as old as your current wife,’ he writes. But then he goes on to say that while he spent his professional career practicing law, ‘I’ve also been pursuing my passion—killing things. I’m sure many of you have become mamby-pamby girly men and think that killing things is oh, so redneck and lower class. Well, you’ll be delighted to know that I generally go killing things with Continental royalty and English nobility, and we look down on the rednecks just like you do.’ (According to the Web site of the Order of St. Hubertus, the current grand master is His Imperial Highness Istvan von Habsburg-Lothringen, the archduke of Austria.)

“Foster went on, ‘I am pleased to report that I’ve killed lots of elephants, lions, buffalo, leopards, kudu, deer and the last legally shot black rhinoceros, together with more than 150,000 birds of various species. When the last duck comes flying over with a sign around his neck ‘I am the last duck,’ I will shoot it.’ Concluding with a political observation, Foster writes, ‘It also won’t surprise you that I still rail against liberals, the academic kleptocracy, Washington bureaucrats and feminazis.’ ”

Class act. As Jesus said, “Ye shall know them by the company they keep.”

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