Monday, March 27, 2006

Scalia's Gesture Reinterpreted

I have avoided doing posts about a certain offensive hand gesture. I think you can guess which one that would be. However, in the public interest, I am going to make an exception.

For those of you who have been searching the internet for a photo of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia deploying "the impudent finger", you won't find it here or anywhere else. You have been victimized by web-gossip. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has the story:
The Boston Herald reported Monday that the justice made "an obscene gesture under his chin" - which prompted some online reports that Scalia had used his middle finger...

"It was a hand off the chin gesture that was meant to be dismissive," Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.
You may now go back to searching the internet for the latest on blond teachers accused of sexually assaulting their students.