Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Hitting the Usual Suspects

First, it would be wrong of me not to mention the judicial take-down of the California marriage law by Judge Richard Kramer, a Catholic Republican appointed to the bench by a former GOP governor. I think being appointed a judge sometimes puts the awe of the constitution before religion and party. As it should. Interestingly, Mr. Santorum made some comments about the Judge's decision, and this time he didn't focus on man on dog sexual relations:
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), a leading conservative on social issues, said the ruling strengthened the case for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would take away the authority of states to set their own rules on marriage.

"Today's lower court ruling in California, and other court rulings, further support the need for a constitutional amendment to protect marriage from activist judges for the good of families, children and society," he said.

I'll only note that the judge making the case was about as activist as judges who made rulings against Jim Crow laws. Yes, the principle upon which he made his decision is the same. (Tip of the cap to jsamans)

Elsewhere in the news, President Bush has some mixed polling blessings. While on the one hand folks are running away from his Social Security solutions faster they would from a herd of buffalo that are on fire, he's got his Republicans supporting invasions into either Iran or North Korea in record numbers. So, do you suppose he'll drop Social Security in favor of invading another country?

Decisions, decisions. I'll bet being President is HARD WORK!