“Well- he did not” were the four words that appeared in the court transcript. According to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, if these were the four words he spoke after a period of seven years -yes you read that right, seven years!-then it is kind of a letdown. His hilarious take on Justice Clarence Thomas’ recent episode in the court is worth a watch.
Stewart in this opening sequence of this episode says that if he had spoken after a long span of seven years, it should’ve been something worthwhile and forceful instead of what he actually said. He then gives some examples of possible alternatives like ‘You’re out of order!’ and ‘Luke! I am your father.’
One of the possible and again hilarious reasons given by the television host behind the long, self-imposed silence was maybe Justice Thomas thought there were ‘ships of wrath in his voice’ and he did not want to blow away the people in court with it. The way Stewart has dealt with dry news such as this and made it humorous is just commendable.
Although the transcript from the court is incomplete, it is still not clear whether what Judge Thomas said was funny or not.
You can watch the video here.