This is why I love reading Tom:
Here is Judge Posner telling Nina Totenberg that he's not so conservative anymore because conservatives have gone all goofy on him. His other point is that conservatives should be careful about criticising Chief Justice Roberts because this might make Roberts mad at them and if he gets mad at them this will likely make him less conservative. A pragmatic way to look at it. I cannot resist observing that Posner's lament that conservatives have gone all goofy comes from the guy who proposed setting up a free market in babies. My point is not so much that a free market in babies would be a bad idea, though I do think it would present many practical and some moral difficulties. Rather it is that often goofiness is in the eye of the beholder.