I received a picture of what appears to be Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas sleeping at Obama’s inauguration. This picture landed in my email box about 20 minutes ago:
The sender of the email didn’t identify him/herself and he’s using the alias Joe Bob.
My first thought? Someone’s trying to make it appear that the only Black Supreme Court justice was bored by the inauguration of the very first Black President. It’s quite possible that Thomas was simply brushing something off his robe, checking his watch, or textin’ a young hottie (ha!).
If you view a larger version of this image, you’ll see that it looks Photoshopped. Look closely at the top left corner of the image and notice the guy in the shades. See the funky Photoshop work? Also, take a look at the top right hand side of the picture. There’s an older white guy with his head down. Just above his head you can see even more crappy Photoshop work.
Since it’s a well-known fact that Clarence Thomas questioned Obama’s citizenship and his right to assume the role of POTUS, I’m guessing this is an attempt to ride that rift between the two highest ranking Black men in Washington. It’s a good try and it just might work with the right group of gullible sheep.
Update Jan. 27, 2009: cfishy5, one of my Twitter followers said, “I saw that. But its only a snapshot, not a video Part of larger view, thats why it looks Shopped.” I was directed to an even larger image. After zooming in, I still say it looks shopped. Take a look.