Friday, June 23, 2006

Kingly confusion galore

The shock of what King believes to be right, true or fair continues to increase in direct correlation to time he spends thinking and speaking.

Nevermind his acknowledgement of how little we pay our men and women in uniform, even though this contradicts the Republican party's thinly veiled messages regarding increased military spending, which are used to tug at the heartstrings of us patriotic Americans. That increased spending is going to the contractors in deals that start in places like Charlie Palmer's. That money is never intended for those risking their lives for us - or for their families when the ultimate sacrifice is made.

But the argument about our military's low wages is convenient when it can support the erratic methods he uses to try to calm his personal fears - this time about immigrants.

And we've already discussed his confusion about whether our nation's Capital is more dangerous than Iraq - though we're still not sure if he's in compliance with DC gun law.

But he continues to walk a tightrope on the issue of protecting the Constitution. This is truly baffling and becoming somewhat hard to follow.

He states to the Des Moines Register that "My job is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,", yet this comes from a man that has sponsored legislation to repeal an amendment to the Constitution.

This comes from a man trying feverishly to alter the 14th Amendment to stop "Anchor babies" which would give other families the same opportunities he conveniently exalts when he uses his own family's history to pad his thin resume of outreach. Speaking at a naturalization ceremony, he told the new citizens, "The fact that each of you in this room made an individual choice to become an American citizen, motivates those of us who are citizens by birth to appreciate the blessings we enjoy. "

So why does he take time unraveling his party's party line on military spending only to shoot himself in his foot (hopefully outside of DC) by touting his family's immigrant past?

We'll stop there, though, since the fertility issue he raised was hopefully abolished in the early 20th century and this was just a case of tourettes; and we hope he's seeking professional help.


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