Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What is THIS? No More Nukes?!?

it wasn't so long ago that Bill Frist and the GOP senators were threatening to trigger the 'nuclear option' on filibusters in the senate. That meaning they'd kill the unique rule in the senate that allows a senator to stand (alone, if need be) against legislation he/she thought should not pass, as long as they had the stamina to do so. The GOP leadership decried the abusive nature of the filibuster. of course they only thought this when the Democrats were threatening to hold up ye ole rubber stamp on President Bush's Judicial nominations.

Well, it seems times have changed. Bill Frist, the man who talked so badly about this filibuster rule has just announced he will use it himself if the President isn't given approval to allow changes to the geneva convention, so as to deny due process and allow torture. Good to see Frist has his principles in check.

as an aside...you don't save america by destroying its principles.

5 comments:

teahouse said...

Frist is a hypocrite..we knew that. And he's so scary with his aw-shucks Gomer Pyle I'm-just-a-country-doctor schtick. He spoke at my college graduation..back then I smelled something phony.

Polly said...

i have a friend who (purposefully) worked on his staff. I don't know what to even SAY to her.

brd said...

Clinton had some good things to say on this subject on NPR today.

Polly said...

thanks for the link. now if i can find that NPR story about our mayor getting indicted!!

Dr. Wagner said...

Melton story