Friday, April 15, 2005

are you kidding me?

From the U.S. Senator who thinks that you can get AIDS from sweat and tears:

Senator Bill Frist, the majority leader, has agreed to join a handful of prominent Christian conservatives in a telecast portraying Democrats as "against people of faith" for blocking President Bush's nominees....

Fliers for the telecast, organized by the Family Research Council and scheduled to originate at a Kentucky megachurch the evening of April 24, call the day "Justice Sunday" and depict a young man holding a Bible in one hand and a gavel in the other.

- From New York Times

Ahem. Isn't Senator Frist a member of the party that's supposed to be "unifying" and "reaching across the aisle"?

Faith and its place within the judiciary is an important issue, but this is a lamentable way to address it. When Clinton was president, Republican senators blocked several of his nominees. But you didn't see Democratic senators staging television rallies and threatening to change Senate rules (a move which both Bob Dole and John McCain are on the record as being against).

And just look at the flier for this mockery:

This conveniently ignores the fact that it was the so-called "people of faith" who were using the filibuster to promote racial bias.

As a believer in Christ, and as someone blessed with a legal education, I am offended.