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September 23, 2005

Brownback blowback

During the Roberts confirmation hearings, Kansas Senator Sam Brownback displayed a couple of Down Syndrome sufferers Jerry Lewis-style, as a way of bludgeoning home his point that he wanted Roe v. Wade revisited. In response, Michael Bérubé deftly rips Brownback a new talking point orifice.

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there is no way i'd second-guess anyone's decision in a situation like this. how dare anyone think they can decide, as a blanket matter, what a family should do?

Posted by: Kathy A at September 23, 2005 08:49 PM
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I love that man's mind. It works with such beautiful efficency. Unfortunately, such purity is wasted on the Brownbacks of this world. They are incapable of even recognizing it, let alone being affected by it. They have enough to do trying to figure out the inscrutable workings of their own minds. Parts of their brains have been so dimmed with dogma, they are now inaccessable to their owners. Or so I would like to believe in the face of the kind of stupid cruelty that would use a 14 year old with Downe's Syndrome as a prop.

Posted by: ghostcatbce at September 25, 2005 11:59 PM
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