Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Fantasyland


I used to love babysitting and getting paid to watch The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. I can watch Fantasyland now everyday. Just caught a bit of W's first press conference in almost four months. Without even seeing it you know it goes something like this. Iraq is going great, I may even build a summer home there. Harriet Miers is the most qualified person in America. People elected me to put "strict constructionist" judges on the bench. And the issue of Roe v. Wade never came up with Harriet in the 10 years since I've know her. Da plane! Da plane! Welcome to Fantasyland! W looks great in all wite.

Didn't see the whole thing but I did hear W answer a queston about whether Harriet Miers is the most qualified person to be a Supreme Court justice in America. Any guess on the answer? "Yes." "Good person" with "good character" were in W's answer. Nothing about actually knowing anything about constitutional law but hey, that's just a minor detail for the job. It actually gives hope to all those of us out there with no qualifications for a variety of jobs we'd just love to do. How Miers would have voted in Bush v. Gore or how she will vote in Bush v. Clinton or Cheney v. Clinton or US v. Rove and Libby is much more important. Any guesses how W's personal lawyer would vote in those cases?

W also has "no recollection" of ever having spoken to Miers on the issue of abortion. Sounds like Clarence Thomas who claimed he never had a conversation ever about Roe v. Wade. Then he would be the only one. And "I got elected because people wanted strict constructionist judges?" I guess that small matter of Iraq and terrorism were side issues. (Notice how there aren't any more yellow or orange alerts anymore? Must not be an election year. Don't worry you'll get plenty next year.) I want a strict constructionist in my home contractor not in a Supreme Court justice. The short definition is really any ruling that the relgious conservatives, who control the Republican party, like. Period.

I don't have a problem if W and his cronies want live in Fantasyland. I just don't want to room with them.

Happy New Year.

4 Comments:

Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Some news services were running Yellow Alert thingies during the Katrena debacle. An attempted distraction no doubt. Bush was of course away fighting Terrorism by eating birthday cake and too busy to get involved.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Birdy said...

I find the wall of nonsense information spouted by the "news" to be completely distracting. Rather, overwhelming. It's almost impossible to pay attention because there is so much bullshit clouding the issues.

Thats my way of saying - thanks for the perspective!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Birdy:

Trying my best to spread knowledge and crankiness throughout the world.

11:10 AM  
Blogger steakbellie said...

A lawyer never mentioning Roe V Wade is like a Pro Baseball Player never mentioning Babe Ruth...

This is the only case that even us pedestrians have heard of, and discuss.

She must be the most uninformed lawyer ever!

3:59 PM  

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