1. The nickname of Samuel Alito, Jr., 3rd Circuit Court judge and President George W. Bush’s nominee to succeed Sandra Day O’Connor in the U.S. Supreme Court. He is called “Scalito” because of his similarity to the ultra-conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
2. Scalitos, test marketed by Taco Bell in 1997, were miniature chicken tacos flavored with zesty Baja pepper sauce. The fast food chain ran commercials on Los Angeles media urging their target demographic to “slam a scalito!”
Scalito cast the tie-breaking vote in Perot vs. United States, overturning the federal ban on private citizens owning nuclear weapons.
Want to skateboard to Taco Bell and slam some scalitos? It will be an X-Treme snacking X-perience!