I Heart Ted Kennedy

In response to Tom DeLay’s unbelievable statement earlier today, the grand old senior senator from Massachusetts had this to say:

Mr. DeLay's comments today were irresponsible and reprehensible. I'm not sure what Mr. DeLay meant when he said 'the time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior.' But at a time when emotions are running high, Mr. DeLay needs to make clear that he is not advocating violence against anyone ... it is time for mourning and healing not for more inflammatory rhetoric, and responsible national leaders should understand that and stop this exploitation.
Right on, Teddy! Right on.

That's the fighting spirit we need more of—that willingness to call a spade a fucking spade and draw a firm line in the sand. We can't allow this kind of radical bullshit, or the pissants who spout it, an inch, a millimeter, of latitude.

I pulled the quote, by the way, from a story Mr. Shakes forwarded to me, which I highly recommend—the Right is, as predicted, going to use the Schiavo fiasco as a springboard to castrate the judiciary. The war is really just beginning.

More on this topic later, as time allows. In the meantime, strap yourselves in, Shakers. It’s going to be a bumpy ride for the foreseeable future.

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