Much has been made of Justice David Souter‘s feelings about life in Washington D.C. This week, Face the Nation’s Bob Schieffer takes him to task for writing off the city without ever trying to settle in. It’s a tad People magazine.
If that publication or any of the celebrity glossies ever featured elderly, white-haired Washington elites, Schieffer and Souter would make this week’s issues.
On the one hand, I agree with Schieffer. On the other hand, it was pretty easy to re-imagine this blurb about feuding young Hollywood starlets as a Souter v. Schieffer tiff.
Bob Schieffer tells Face the Nation viewers this weekend that he doesn’t know why Justice David Souter always trash-talked the District.
“I’ll be honest: I didn’t care for his attitude,” says the news host, 72, who’s lived in Washington for 40 years.
Souter famously described life here as “akin to an intellectual lobotomy.”
“He made it no secret that he hated the city, once describing his work as the best job in the world in the worst city in the world,” says Schieffer of the Justice.
Not everyone in Washington has a beef with Souter. Barack Obama once called him “fair-minded,” “independent” and a “good person.”
Just watch the video, or read the transcript, if the comparison seems a little extreme.