Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Some Connection?

It's understandable that some wingnut might say this stuff. It's understandable that Rush or Hannity might say something this stupid. It's even understandable that some Shavio religious fanatic might say something like this. But a Senator? On the Senate floor? Just weeks after the murders of several judges?

That's not understandable. That's a resignation speech. From Think Progress, I give you the unbelievable speech of Senator John Cornyn, proud Republican from the state of Texas:
I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence."
That's right boys and girls. The violence is a natural reaction. Anybody who felt a judge's ruling was wrong would certainly make the jump to stabbing said offending judge to death. Don't like the verdict? Damn the judge. Blow him away. It's a natural connection to make. At least to Senator Cornyn, Republican from Texas.

It's also understandable that some people in some quarters on some occasions are calling for Senator Cornyn's resignation.