We don't hear much from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. He hasn't asked a question during oral arguments at the high court in more than two years.
So when the George H.W. Bush appointee does agree to speak at a public event, we look forward to hearing his thoughts -- especially when he is asked to speak on the Bill of Rights. That's something we'd like to hope he knows quite a bit about as a Supreme Court justice.
But recently, when Thomas took the podium to address high school essay-contest winners, he seemed to forget he was there to talk about the Constitution.