Quote of the Day: $3.5 Million Is Chickenfeed

And I suppose it is if you're a billionaire trying to buy an election.

| Tue Oct. 8, 2013 6:03 PM EDT

From Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

I don't think $3.5 million is a heck of a lot of money.

This remark came in the context of oral arguments over campaign finance limits. Scalia's position seems to be that since there's a ton of money already flooding our political campaigns, there's not much reason not to allow even vaster sums to sluice through the system. I guess you have to be a constitutional scholar to understand this logic.