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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Chicken Little Strikes Again

So in his very first case as a Supreme Court Justice, the Evil Nazi Sith Lord Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse Samuel Alito breaks ranks with the conservative bloc on a capital punishment question.

Horrors. How dare he prove the hysterical outgassing of the Left so wrong? Doesn't he know that The Fate of Western Civilization is at stake? Shame on him. He's a day into his SCOTUS career and he hasn't even eaten one baby yet.

Cindy Sheehan got herself arrested at the State of the Union speech the other night. Apparently some overzealous security guards interpreted her anti-war tee shirt as a dire threat to the safety of the nation and removed her from the chamber. The Left is of course proclaiming this concrete evidence of the Bush Neocon Conspiracy Against Free Speech.

Somehow a lot of them are overlooking the fact that the wife of a Republican congressman was also removed for sporting a "Support the Troops" tee shirt.

Charges were filed against Sheehan, but quickly dropped on review of the circumstances. No charges were filed against the other woman. Investigations are promised and refresher training for the security force in question is already scheduled.

So another trivial incident gets blown way out of proportion by all concerned as the Left declares an assault on free speech and the Right insists that Sheehan was breaking the law, neither of which was or is true.

American politics. Sound and fury signifying very little. Sigh


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, Sheehan was manhandled out of the building and held for four hours before the charges were dropped, while the wife of the Republican congressman was politely escorted from the building, but that's obviously beside the point.

4:34 PM  

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