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Anybody in Congress ever heard about Iran?
A Senate committee approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Thursday, after a shouting match that ended when one Democrat strode out and the Republican chairman bid him "good riddance."
You bet the guy that walked out was Future President Feingold. This is priceless:
"I don't need to be lectured by you. You are no more a protector of the Constitution than am I," Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., shouted after Sen. Russ Feingold declared his opposition to the amendment, his affinity for the Constitution and his intention to leave the meeting.
"If you want to leave, good riddance," Specter finished.
"I've enjoyed your lecture, too, Mr. Chairman," replied Feingold, D-Wis., who is considering a run for president in 2008. "See ya."
Good for him. This is a mockery and a shell game. Specter is such a "protector of the Constitution" that he doesn't even believe in what he's voting for:
Not all those who voted "yes" support the amendment, however. Specter said he is "totally opposed" to it, but felt it deserved a debate in the Senate.
This is a dead-on-arrival bill cynically designed by the Senate leadership to try and show the whack-jobs that they're paying attention to social issues.
Instead of wasting a few of the criminally negligent 100 or so days in session debating a bill everyody knows has no chance of passage, how about looking at energy independence, or the federal budget deficit, or foreign policy, or ANYTHING THAT MATTERS?