Respites

December 2006

Noted and quoted, the Ford epitaph

December 31, 2006 // 0 Comments

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From Christopher Hitchens: One could graze for hours on the great slopes of the massive obituaries and never guess that during his mercifully brief occupation of the White House, this president had: Disgraced the United States in Iraq and [...]

Hypocrisy alert

December 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

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According to The Washington Times (links down, so take my word for it), Democratic presidential candidate — and self-appointed champion of the poor — John Edwards never took a pro bono case during his career as a trial lawyer. Reminds me [...]

Kill the bastard

December 29, 2006 // 1 Comment

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I’m opposed to the death penalty, both in principle and practicality. That being said, I shed no tears when human scum like Richard Allen Davis (convicted for killing Polly Klaas) buy the farm. And I have no problem with hanging Saddam, though [...]