Why Hasn't Clarence Thomas Asked A Question In Five Years?

Our most Laconic Supreme Court Justice has spent the last 5 years sitting silently on the bench and not asking any questions, not unlike the popular kids who always sat in the back of your sophomore year World History class. He says he acts that way because he's self conscious of the way he speaks, he owes those arguing cases his attention, and also Antonin Scalia never shuts up, ever, but some would argue that he just sits there looking bored and whispering because he sucks.

Clarence Thomas Keeps 5-Year Supreme Court Silence [NYT]