Friday, May 13, 2005

On the quality of mercy

Okay, so there are plenty of reasons to think that Jonah Goldberg is an utter tool. This one is mine:

Some conservative Christians - and many other anti-death penalty advocates - argued [Karla Faye Tucker] should be spared the death penalty but not absolved of her crime. George W. Bush - the supposedly theocratic Christian - was the governor of Texas at the time, and was empowered to halt the execution. His response to such requests: No dice. "I have concluded that judgments about the heart and soul of an individual on death row are best left to a higher authority," he declared. "May God bless Karla Faye Tucker, and God bless her victims and their families."

Actually, I believe what he did was scrunch up his face mockingly and whimper, "Please don't kill me."

You're a man of God there, George. A man of God.

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