Tuesday, July 26, 2005

"Spiro Agnew, call your office"

Ted Rall lets it rip.

On Roberts and Roe?
In a sick way, the end of Roe v. Wade may turn out to be a net positive for America. For one thing, Roe was a legally dubious decision based on flawed constitutional logic. Rather than pass abortion rights into law, 14 cowardly congresses and seven weasely presidents have relied on the 1973 ruling to avoid taking political fire from the Bible-thumpers.

Besides, a party-line overturning of Roe would validate years of liberal prophecies that the right plans to take away our freedoms. Every news story about a cheerleader bleeding to death in an Alabama high school locker room will remind Americans, especially the women who make up an increasing share of the swing vote, that the fundamentalist Christianists are happy to replace the necessary evil of legalized abortion with the optional horror of despair.
On Treasongate:
As things stand, Treasongate isn't going away. Now it's about Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Cheney's right-hand man and apparently the primary source for the Plame leak for which Rove served as confirmation. If prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald nails Libby, Cheney--who must have approved the betrayal of Plame--could become his next target.

1 Comments:

At 5:20 AM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...

"...fundamentalist Christianists are happy to replace the necessary evil of legalized abortion with the optional horror of despair."


Amen to that.

 

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