Wednesday, February 02, 2005

FMNNClip: Republicans play the race card


"He's Hispanic." "He'd be the first." "Latino voters are watching."

In all its bare, audacious simplicity, that is the Republican case for anointing Alberto Gonzales as the nation's top law enforcement officer.

John Ashcroft might find the case convincing. He's no doubt standing by with a can of shortening at the ready, champing at the bit to get about the anointing part and then on to some hymns and maybe a game of "pin the sheet on the statue's breast." Nothing like breaking in one's successor.

But for me, for many Americans, and hopefully for the 100 members of the US Senate, the case is even more simplistic:

A vote to confirm Gonzales is a vote in favor of the proposition that the United States should endorse and practice torture, reward perjury and endorse the notion of an executive whose activities are not subject to any law which displeases him.

A vote against confirmation is a vote against that proposition.

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