Saturday, April 02, 2005

Review = violence?

Tom DeLay is asking the House Judiciary Committee to review the judicial process surrounding Terri Schiavo. The Post quotes him thus: "DeLay issued a statement asserting that 'the time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior.' He later said in front of television cameras that he wants to 'look at an arrogant, out-of-control, unaccountable judiciary that thumbed their nose at Congress and the president.'"

Sounds reasonable, doesn't it? If you want to read politics into it, you can do that since DeLay is under fire for ethics violations. You can also read it that there are a lot of people who are very unhappy that the judiciary has become the lawmaking body of the U.S. and he is responding to what they are saying. Or perhaps he himself is fed up.

But then came this comment from none other than Ted Kennedy: "[A]t a time when emotions are running high, Mr. DeLay needs to make clear that he is not advocating violence against anyone."

Hello? Is anyone home? Why is all that wind going between your ears, Ted?

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