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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tuesday's links and comments

Like Murtha calling for abandoning Iraq, Sen. Russ Feingold introduced his resolution calling for censuring of President Bush not wanting an actual vote on the matter. Feingold's desire was to have the resolution debated in the media - not voted on in the senate where he introduced the resolution. Senate Majority Leader Frist called for a vote yesterday upsetting senate Democrats. They don't want to actually vote on their own stupid ideas. Feingold's stunt demonstrates why senator don't make for good presidential candidates.

Here is a quote from Associate Justice Ginsberg from a speech she gave in Toledo which is sure to bother conservatives.
During a question-and-answer session with students and faculty, Ginsburg was asked how long she plans to stay on the court. She said she'll be there as long as she has her health.

"Every day I look at John Paul Stevens who's about to turn 86 and I think maybe I can make it too," she said.

Last month, a group of 55 "Catholic" Democrat congressmen issued a statement defending their peculiar pick and choose method of deciding how to adhere to their faith. In the Wall Street Journal today Joseph Bottum looks at that statement and find it lacking.
All the talk in the "Statement of Principles" about individual conscience is intended really as a demand that Catholics legislators not get beaten up anymore for supporting abortion: "We . . . agree with the Catholic Church about the value of human life and the undesirability of abortion," the statement reads, and that word "undesirability" leaves a peculiar taste in the reader's mouth. Abortion, murder, and thermonuclear war are undesirable, it's true. They are even unfortunate and less than optimal. But somehow one wants a little more oomph in the word chosen to describe them.
My own opinion of the statement was to think of this quote from Shakespeare, "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."


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