Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

The Boston Globe gives a preview of what will happen more and more (no pun intended) in red states because of the "We're on a mission from God" party better known as the Republican party.

"As Republican strategists weigh the party's prospects for 2006 and 2008, they are increasingly worried about a political confrontation with Roy S. Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who became a hero to religious conservatives when he refused to follow a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state's judicial building."

"Moore, a Republican who enjoys widespread support in his home state, is poised to run against a vulnerable Republican governor. If he wins, some party strategists speculate, he could defy a federal court order again by erecting a religious monument outside the Alabama state Capitol building. With the 2008 presidential race looming, President Bush would then face a no-win decision: either call out the National Guard to enforce a court order against a religious display on state grounds or allow a fellow born-again Christian to defy the courts."

Fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope were punchlines from Monty Python. They are now core values of the Republican party.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ellen Beth said...

Thanks for the blast from the past...and we used to think it was funny.

9:08 PM  

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