Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Oh, woe, alas

I wanted to post yesterday about my illustrious and beloved Texan Senator John Cornyn, who said:
"I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence."

Let me translate this for you. "The United States public overwhelmingly agreed with the courts about Terri Schiavo, but a few nutjobs shot some judges so I am going to not-so-subtly warn the surviving judges that if they get shot for making sound judgments it's their own fault. Oh, and let's go ahead and get rid of the filibuster so that judges will be really unaccountable."

Aren't the Republicans the ones who say we don't need to understand why terrorists hate us, we just need to kill them? That nothing can justify the use of terrorist intimidation? And yet here's my senator telling us that he "wonders" (read: believes but doesn't want to commit) whether people's discontent with political decisions can lead to violence! Do you think so, John? Great insight. Now that you understand why terrorists do what they do, how about you stop pissing on the rest of the world so they won't have to fly planes into our buildings next time. Thanks.

1 comment:

  1. Their hypocrisy is astounding. Imagine if after 9/11, a senator had said that s/he saw a correlation between people having no hope, and people who took matters into their own hands.

    Their bullshit is REALLY frustrating. Almost to the point of it keeping me up at night.