Justice Alito Reacts to Obama's State of the Union Address
It's the moment everyone's talking about from the State of the Union. Traditionally, Supreme Court justices sit stone-faced during the speech. But when President Obama scolded the court for a recent ruling, cameras captured Justice Samuel Alito shake his head and mouth the words "not true."
President Obama stated, "Last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates to special interests, including foreign corporations to spend without limit in our elections."
Sarah Palin seized on the moment, saying, "When we see an issue like this, words spoken that may not be true coming from a President and embarrassing our Supreme Court and not respecting the separation of powers, we have a problem."
A White House spokesman said, "Powerful members of the government at high levels can disagree in public and in private. This is one of those cases."
MSNBC's Chris Matthews caused a firestorm with his reaction to Obama's first State of the Union by saying, "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour."
Perhaps realizing some found the comment offensive, Matthews later tried to explain with, "I think he's taken us beyond black and white in our politics, wonderfully so, in just a year."
And people are still talking about the moment of humility from First Lady Michelle Obama. After her husband praised her efforts fighting childhood obesity, she got a standing ovation, but she mouthed the words "sit down."
The President remarked, "She gets embarrassed."