Sunday, March 14, 2010

Clarence Thomas Wife Virginia Thomas Launches Tea Party Linked NonProfit?

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Virginia Thomas, launched Liberty Central Inc. in January, which is referred to by the LATimes as a "tea-party-linked" organization. I don't see her specifically connecting her nonprofit to the "Tea Party"movement in the LATimes piece. Mrs. Thomas, known as "Ginni," says her organization is a nonprofit lobbying group formed to organize activism around a set of conservative "core principles."

Clarence and Virginia Thomas

Listen to this from Ginni, who certainly has some spunk. In an phone interview with the LATimes, she was asked if she had "discussed the effects" of Liberty Central on her husbands "perceptions of ...impartiality."
"I don't involve myself in litigation. Are you asking that because there's a different standard for conservatives? Did you ask Ed Rendell that question?" she said, referring to the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, who is married to a federal appellate court judge.
Ginni says "she adores all the new citizen patriots who are rising up across this country." She and Justice Thomas will be excoriated by the Left for this new venture, but  there is little doubt that she has looked at every possible objection and found nothing illegal or inappropriate.

The Liberty Central website shows it's plan to Educate, Motivate and Activate. First on their list is understanding core founding principles and their foundations. The organization will issue score cards for members of congress, and plans to be involved in the November election:
 She said it would accept donations from various sources, -- including corporations -- as allowed under campaign finance rules recently loosened by the Supreme Court."
Virginia Thomas has worked for the Heritage Foundation and former Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX).

Read more at Memorandum

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