Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Senator's odd choice of words

I have never been a fan of Republican Senator Kit Bond because of where he stands on the issues, though I have nothing against the guy personally. Today, he campaigned at a McCain-Palin rally in Cape Girardeau (Rush Limbaugh's hometown) with Sarah Palin, and said some things that were both reprehensible, and at the same time, very weird. First, there is this:

“Just this past week, we saw what Barack Obama said about judges. He said, ‘I’m tired of these judges who want to follow what the Founding Fathers said and the Constitution. I want judges who have a heart, have an empathy for the teenage mom, the minority, the gay, the disabled. We want them to show empathy. We want them to show compassion.’”

"The minority"? "The gay"? Does he not know how to pluralize nouns? Plus, when did Obama ever say he was tired of judges who follow the Founding Fathers and the Constitution? Then there is this:

“He thinks this country should be a government—not a government of laws, but a government of compassion and empathy, not of laws.”

Why can't our government be one of both laws, and compassion and empathy? Come on Senator!

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