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Simon of Politico meditating on the 5-4 pro-Obamacare decision:

The immediate political analysis offered by many was that this is a huge political boost for President Obama. But President Obama had nothing to do with it. He was a spectator, . . . .

Does S of P want to say one cannot be boosted politically by what someone else does?

Mark it down to being in a hurry.

Anyhow, that’s today.  Yesterday he was feeling really peckish about it all (2nd meaning, not  hungry) and relieved himself of this panicked observation:

Once upon a time, in a place called America, there was a government with three equal branches. That America no longer exists.
One branch now rules American life.
It is the Supreme Court, and it consists of nine people elected by nobody. They rule for life. Their power is absolute.
To overrule them requires an amendment to the Constitution, a process so politically difficult, it is nigh on impossible. (The most recent amendment, the 27th, which deals with congressional salaries, took 203 years to ratify.)  . . . .

Etc.  Now that’s what I call a grand comment, a solemn high moment in American journalism.  Woe is us, woe . . . is . . . us.