July 3, 2005

What a way to start the day

C-Span's Washington Journal can be a depressing thing to watch. The show features an extended call-in segment and they don't do ANY call screening. So you get a nice little snapshot of the thinking of "average Americans". I pray to God that these people aren't average Americans, but chillingly, I suspect they are.

I had to share this one.

The subject this morning is Alberto Gonzales for Supreme Court Justice.

A guy just called in and... and.. I can barely get the words onto the page...

Well, he went on at length saying that he'd like Nancy Grace to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

And no, he wasn't joking.

Nancy Grace

We got some deep thinkers out there folks, and I've noticed the majority of these type of folks have a southern accent.

Nancy Grace. Failed and disciplined former prosecutor, and the most un-hinged venomous threat to American justice in the country today. The woman who never met an accused person whom she wasn't willing to rail on and on at length about how they should be stomped, murdered, buried alive, skewered, keel-hauled, flogged, folded, spindled, mutilated, crucified, deep-fried and then killed to death.

Accused, mind you, not convicted. If it were up to Nancy, we could simply dispense with the courts altogether. Anyone charged would be automatically guilty.

Nancy Grace for Supreme Court Justice. Now it will haunt me all day. Damn you C-Span!


At 7/04/2005 2:12 PM, Blogger Jami said...

i love that there's no call screening. the callers aren't normal. they're people who are used to calling into limbaugh and o'reilly and getting like one carefully vetted sentence in. when they call into c-span and get some freedom under their belts, foo, they go!

but they're a self-selected group of people who are accustomed to calling a radio show every time they get a thought.

since most americans don't listen to a.m. radio, let alone call in, don't be too, too alarmed.

At 7/04/2005 3:00 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I think you're right about that. I try not to get too upset at the truly breathtaking ignorance of some callers, but it's hard.

At 7/04/2005 3:15 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Hey at least they give a dam -- or at least you'd hope they did enough to actually go out and vote!


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