It's only money

Over at Slacktivist, Fred Clark comments on the claim made recently by Antonin Scalia that, if Dick Cheney was trying to bribe him, he’s going to have to do a whole lot better than a duck hunt. Clark notes that this kind of blase attitude toward sums of money or favors that to most of us would be significant—if not life-altering—betrays the deep sense in which our leaders are out of touch with the real lives of people who are affected by their decisions. There are some good comments to the post, too.