Worst Trade in SCotUS History

[This man helped change the course of a nation.]
All the talk today about the Supreme Court debating the gay marriage issue got me to thinking about the justices. When you get right down to it, wouldn't you have to agree that appointing Clarence Thomas to the high court as a direct replacement for Thurgood Marshall has to be one of the all-time greatest worst political FUCK YOUs in all of American history?  I mean, can anybody cite me a more egregious example of one man's entire legacy [Marshall's] being thrown overboard into the dark ocean of witless, brutish ideological certitude than the Thomas-for-Marshall trade?

And people will tell you George H.W. Bush was less of an asshole than his son.