Undercoverman takes it to the supremes, courts them.
by Leonard D Goodisman
Stop in the name of love,
Before you break a heart.
Think it o o o o over.
M So Mr. Scalia, I was wondering… why the face? What should I call you?
S Justice Scalia, Justices are called Justices.
M Good, Mister Scalia, I’ll call you Justice.
M You’ve just said that when regulating mercury and other dangerous pollutants, the EPA must consider cost first.
M Some of us don’t understand that. I mean, Mister Scalia, Justice Kagan pointed out that the EPA did consider cost in their decision; they just didn’t consider it in the first phase. I mean why should they? In general, you don’t consider the cost of something until you have considered it in other ways and decide you want it, right? I mean I’m not considering owning a hamburger franchise right now so the cost doesn’t interest me; I wouldn’t ask about cost until I’m interested, and when I know more exactly what I want, in the later phases. Mister Scalia. You sure have a way with faces. Call you Justice?
S Yes. And you sure have a lot of words to say.
M Thank you, maybe. I’ll curb my tongue a bit. But yes, what? Call you Justice or consider cost up front? Why do you care when they consider it?
S Money comes first.
M Got it. So the EPA was going to regulate these possibly fatal pollutants and you said stop.
Stop in the name of greed,
Before you know what you need.