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The Tally Ho

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Does anyone STILL take this guy seriously?

Well, I guess if you are in support of Catholic hospitals being able to deny emergency contraception pills for rape victims - then yes. Any guesses? None other than everyone's favorite Fox News Democrat, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Bush-CT). Read Colin McEnroe's piece Cats And Dogs: Of Chaos And A Feline Who's Barking Like Rover. A few highlights
Lieberman at times seems to be working hard to make it almost impossible to vote for him. Consider his remarks about the controversy here in the state over a bill that would force all hospitals to offer emergency contraceptive pills to rape victims.

Lieberman said the Catholic hospitals shouldn't have to hand out the pills and that transportation should instead be provided, for the rape victim, to some other hospital. He said, "In Connecticut, it shouldn't take more than a short ride to get to another hospital."

Wow. You've got a woman who has been raped. She's shattered, shivering, sobbing, frightened. It's 3 a.m. She just spent hours at St. Somebody for the humiliating and invasive process of evidence collection. Now you're going to hustle her into a cab or shuttle bus to go somewhere else and get a pill that would keep her from bearing the rapist's child because you can't stand to prick the conscience of a hospital administrator?...

...As much as I admire Lieberman's willingness to stand on principle, I've noticed an arrogance creeping in. It's one thing to support the war and the president, which he does. It's another to say, as he did last year, that those who do not parrot his support are unpatriotic.

"It's time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that he will be the commander in chief for three more critical years and that in matters of war we undermine the president's credibility at our nation's peril," Lieberman said.


  • I see now what a bad choice this guy ever was to be a VP candidate. Why must we keep shooting ourselves in the foot with these Democratic leaders? As much as we wouldn't like Lieberman to be a leader, he's still got a lot more name recognition than other more qualified Dem senators.

    By Blogger Trope, at 11:32 AM  

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