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


Monday, April 18, 2005

Frist's anti-judiciary appearance bothers some colleagues

From Raw Story:

In his profile of Frist, which appears in the April 25 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, April 18), Fineman reports that even some Bible-belt Republicans were troubled by Frist’s planned involvement in a nationally televised prayer service to be held at a megachurch in Louisville next Sunday. (The service focuses on the need to ease the Senate filibuster debate rule so that the Republican majority can confirm Bush’s most controversial judicial nominations. Frist’s role: a four-minute videotape stressing a secular argument-that presidents deserve “up or down” votes on all picks.) The sponsoring Family Research Council’s flame-throwing message-- filibusters are anti-Christian-- predictably infuriated Democrats. And Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Newsweek, “Questioning a senator’s motives in that way is a very dangerous precedent. That goes to a level where the Senate has never gone before. It is a very unhealthy turn of events.”