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, June 18, 2007

Noblesse O-bleah

Try to follow the logic in this:

Recent Example A: Conservatives nationwide are calling on Fearless Leader to pardon Scooter Libby for the "gross miscarriage of justice" know as being tried in a thorough and careful manner and found guilty by a trial of his fellow citizens engaged in thoughtful and intense deliberation.

Recent Example B: Conservatives nationwide are calling for the resurrection of mandated (haven't they ever heard of federalism?) minimum sentencing laws.

Ha! It was a trick question. The two propositions are contradictory and hypocritical!

Hypothesis: An embattled Republican party desperate to maintain an iron grip on the US government is willing to commit crimes with impunity-- and publicly demand the right to do so-- while motivating their 'base' with appeals to racism and xenophobia.