Wednesday, June 01, 2005
On this day:

They Said It

Via the Federalist Patriot:
"Opponents to women-in-combat suggest that women need protection, pose a burden, are a distraction to the cohesion of military units, and are -- by nature -- not equipped to handle the front lines. Their arguments are both moot and outmoded as women already have been serving with distinction in the war in Iraq. In a war where danger poses a threat on every street corner, the idea that women need to be protected by shielding them from the so-called front lines is misguided chivalry." -- Martha Ackmann, senior lecturer in women's studies at Mount Holyoke College.
See, we advance the cause of women when we promote their presence in bomb infested war zones. ***
"I am focused on winning re-election. That is what I work on every single day, just as I have worked my heart out for the last four years. ... I'm not even, you know, remotely considering [a 2008 presidential candidacy]. ... I'm focused on '06." -- Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
(Does she think people are that stupid?) ***
"I went back and reread the whole New Testament the other day. Nowhere in the three-year ministry of Jesus Christ did I find a suggestion at all, ever, anywhere, in any way whatsoever, that you ought to take the money from the poor, the opportunities from the poor and give them to the rich people." -- John Kerry (D-MA)
Read the whole New Testament in a day? All 27 books? Did you find Jesus advocating forced redistribution of income from the rich to the poor? Who is "taking" money or opportunities from the poor, by the way? And since when do we quote the Bible for guidance policy decisions? Someone call the ACLU.