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Surprisingly Insightful Commentary from Wonkette

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Well, not exactly. This written by Ken Layne, editor at Wonkette, at an AOL News editorial:

What should emerge from this [election] wreckage is a major conservative party that acknowledges the idiocy of acquiescing to dumb mobs, a liberal party that realizes its future lies with inspiring centrists like Obama and not fringe-identity politics, and a lot of tiny angry splinter groups filled with nuts dedicated to one extremist cause or another.

I would really, really, appreciate a political future like this. What a refreshing future. An optimistic, and, dare I say it, hopeful future.

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October 28th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Sarah Palin on the Supreme Court: PAINFUL

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Hilzoy in Washington Monthly makes the good point that besides endorsing a right to privacy in the Constitution (heretical among those who oppose Roe v. Wade), she endorsed states protecting that right:

If there is a right to privacy in the US Constitution, then protecting it is a federal issue. It has to be. You just cannot say that there is a right to privacy in the US Constitution, but that what to do about that fact should be up to the states. Not if you understand what the Constitution is, and how our system of government works.

Written by Will

October 2nd, 2008 at 3:16 am