Friday, July 22, 2005
Byrd of a Different Feather
Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat from the Great State of West Virginia, is vociferously and enthusiastically endorsing the President Bush's Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts.
My new best friend has this to say:
"One's life is probably in no greater danger in the jungles of deepest Africa than in the jungles of America's large cities."
"In my judgment, much of the problem has been brought about by the mollycoddling of criminals by some of the liberal judges who have been placed on the nation's courts in recent years."
"The high court's share of the responsibility for our increasing lawlessness lies in two areas -- its zeal for bringing about precipitous social change, and its overconcern for the rights of criminals and its underconcern for the rights and safety of society," he writes.
"I urged President Nixon to appoint conservative jurists to the court...I said that such a return to a conservative philosophy would be 'the greatest single service President Nixon could perform for his country.' ... the court had hurt the United States with its rulings on school prayer and in criminal cases, and had given aid and comfort to subversives by refusing to bar communists from schools and defense plants."
Sometimes he sounds like a nut; sometimes he sounds downright sane. Of course, Sen Byrd is up for re-election and his Republican opponent, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, is only three points behind Byrd in the polls and that represents a statistical deadhead. But, who cares! Bobby supports the President's pick.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.