One Great Graf: Obama’s Gangster Move

Hyman Roth Is The Motherlovin Man!

“In “The Godfather II,” the Corleone family lawyer Tom Hagen describes to his brother Michael how they’ve been tactically outmaneuvered by the old gangster, Hyman Roth. “Roth . . . well he — he played this one beautifully,” says Hagen, with more than a little grudging admiration. Assuming they’re not throwing themselves out some of the higher windows in the Senate office building, a lot of Republican senators must be having similar thoughts about Barack Obama. Obama’s decision to nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court is what in technical legal terms is known as a gangster move.” — Paul Campos, Salon