(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

You have heard about Senator Cornyn's outrageous remarks on the Senate floor, drawing a connection between anger at so-called liberal judicial activism (an anger that he vociferously shares) and murderous violence against judges. You can get the text of his speech from Howard Bashman here, and it really is as bad as reported. It's appalling.

And no one should be under the illusion that a standard political "clarification," or even a political "apology," would be enough to undo the damage here. That's the thing about murderous behavior by insane people; it's reasonable to believe that many of them take encouragement from remarks of this sort, and I know of no reason then to believe that any such person would say to himself, upon reading some political "clairification" or "apology," "gee, I guess on second thought, now that I understand his remarks better, it would be wrong ..."

posted by sam 10:27 AM 1 comments


These bastards are impatient with having to wait to pick the judges, aren't they?

By Blogger Swan, at 12:14 AM  

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