While listening to Justice Clarence Thomas’ address to a group of law students in Florida so I could quote his mention of ‘Pitchfork Ben’ Tillman as the U.S. senator whose name appears on the Tillman Act, the first federal law restricting corporation political speech, I came across an amusing aside.
Thomas was talking with considerable pride about his 37-year-old son who works in the finance sector. His pride was also apparent in his autobiography, “My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir.”
Atypical of the demeanor one expects from a Supreme Court justice, Thomas related an insightful observation handed up from son to father.
Thomas quoted his son as telling him: “Dad, did you notice that all stupid things are preceded by phrases like ‘hold my beer’ or ‘watch this?’”
So true. So true.