The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, December 04, 2004

Steroids + Arnie = Real American Hero

Actually, it just adds up to more hypocrisy. From the government that brought you the DeLay Rule (thereby repealing the rule they had passed eleven years ago when the shoe was on the other foot) comes this mathematical equation:

Opposition to steroid use by athletes
+ Steroid-using athlete who wants to run for office as a Republican
The Arnie Amendment

That's right, folks. In the same week that GOP Congressmen are up in arms about the demonic influence of drugs in baseball, they put their support behind a Constitutional amendment to allow citizens who were naturalized more than twenty years ago to run for president. I can't wait to hear-- ahem-- principled Republicans talk about how much they care for the rights of immigrants.

I'm willing to bet any taker a year's supply of Strontiamax500 that we'll hear GOP luminaries talking about liberal hatred of immigrants before this ends.