No party has a hammer lock on sexual harassment, but the accusations that Clarence Thomas — now, of course, himself an associate justice on the court — tried to woo the apple of his eye with a pubic hair on a can of Coke have entered the frat-boy hall of fame.

Bill Clinton's disreputable dalliance with intern Monica Lewinsky was made to seem even more outrageous than it was during the investigation by Republican Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr. The Starr Report made the unpalatable affair gross and vile. It pulsated with bad prose and prurience.

And now the current generation of Republicans wants to subject women seeking an abortion to vaginal probes.

The Republican concept of justice is pretty sick. These days, it amounts to five guys is black robes playing with themselves — and the Constitution.

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