Monday, July 13, 2009

Food for Thought

This bit of theater occurred at today's Sotomayor hearings:
Norma McCorvey, 61, of Texas, better known as "Jane Roe" in the famous Roe v. Wade case from January 1973, was arrested after she and another protester started yelling during the opening statement of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), according to Capitol Police. McCorvey, whose pursuit of the right to access to abortion in the early 1970s led to the ruling that has been a pivotal part of every Supreme Court nomination process since, eventually become a notable opponent of the procedure.
It's odd theater, these proceedings. We have THE WOMAN responsible for universal abortion, renewed and protesting against it, while a professional comedian and three day old senator with no lawerly experience whatsoever sits on a committee reviewing a nominated justice to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Who could take this process seriously? And aren't you glad an intellectual giant like Al Franken is suddenly an integral part of this process?


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