He may not say much when he's on the bench, but on the road Justice Clarence Thomas handles the grilling.
So says the justice's wife Ginni in an interview with The Takeaway, referring to who cooks when the Thomases are in their recreational vehicle.
Justice Thomas and his wife's love for life on the open road is well known, but in the interview, Ginni discusses what it is about traveling in an RV that is so appealing. For one thing, Ginni Thomas said, you get a chance to sleep in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
"We have been in dozens of Wal-Mart parking lots across the country. It's one of our favorite things to do. You can get a little shopping in, see part of real America. It's fun,” Thomas said.
Thomas said it’s also a chance to go incognito, something that must be difficult to do inside the Beltway. When asked if their worst nightmare would be to pull up to a campsite and see Justice Antonin Scalia roasting marshmallows on a campfire next door (a great visual anyway), Ginni Thomas laughed and said she could think of worse things, such as fending off fans.
“It’s not that there’s anything bad that happens when [Clarence Thomas] gets recognized. What actually happens is that we kind of get mobbed,” Ginni Thomas said. “We had to leave one site that they got so friendly that they looked forward to seeing us every year that there would be 20 to 30 people waiting for him to come out of the bus, so we just had to move on.”
Check out the rest of the interview here.