If it had been said on Fox News...

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on October 20, 2003

...about a liberal, then this would be all over the media and the liberal blogosphere as evidence of those hateful Republicans.

Unfortunately, this time it was a liberal talking about a devout Christian -- so it's OK.

Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio: “Now they’ve got this guy who’s head of the intelligence section in the Defense Department who’s being quoted as telling various groups, while he’s in uniform, that this is a Christian crusade against Muslims. I mean this is terrible, this is seriously bad stuff.”

Colbert King, Washington Post editorial writer: “The other thing about Boykin, he got it wrong. He said God put George Bush in the White House. The Supreme Court did it.”

Totenberg: “The Supreme Court put George Bush in the White House.”

Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist, joked: “It was 5,000 yentas in Palm Beach who couldn’t read the ballot. If that was not an act of providence, nothing is.”

Gordon Peterson, host: “By the way, he was showing pictures of Somalia, Mogadishu and there’s a black mark in the sky and he said 'these are demons who controlled this thing.’”

Totenberg: “Well, I hope he’s not long for this world because you can imagine-”

Several voices reacted in unison, drowning her out, including Peterson: “You putting a hit out on this guy or what?”

King: “Are you Reverend Pat Robertson?”

Totenberg: “No, no, no, no, no, no!”

Peterson: “What is this, the Sopranos?”

Totenberg: “In his job, in his job, in his job, please, please, in his job.”

Yeah, right. When I use the phrase "not long for this world" I'm talking about someone's employment, too.


To be clear, it's still a 1A violation even as they supposedly intended it. But their rush to pass it made it encompass all sorts of stuff.

The judge should not take them at their word that they will "fix" it. The judge should issue the preliminary injunction we requested.

16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes. https://thereload.com/the-california-gun-law-dashing-young-female-champions-olympic-dream/

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

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