". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"Get Over It"

So said radio talk show host Mark Davis as he sat in for Rush Limbaugh yesterday. To whom was he speaking? His fellow conservative Republicans who are still smarting about the nomination of John McCain. Hayes, first a Duncan Hunter and then a Mitt Romney supporter, specifically addressed Republicans who are considering staying home rather than voting for John McCain with several pointed pleas. First, he begged them not to "stab our troops in the back" by taking action that might contribute to the likelihood of their having Obama or Clinton as their commander-in-chief. Second, he cited the Constitution-honoring direction that the Supreme Court has started to take and asserted that with the appointees that would come out of a McCain presidency, "We will overturn Roe v. Wade." Third, while acknowledging that he had hoped to finally have a Republican candidate that mirrored the bulk of his conservative principles, he said he doesn't remember any time he "batted 1000" with a president. Case in point: President George W. Bush, who also supported campaign finance reform, but whom Davis says nevertheless has his undying gratitude and respect for keeping the country safe for the last seven years.

Amen. Mr. Davis, you can fill in for Rush anytime. I think I'll tune in again today just in case you're still at the microphone.

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