17 February 2006

The Michael "Meathead" Stivic Of The Week Award

Who will it be?

Bryant Gumble? David Gregory? Lincoln Chafee's Campaign Manager Ian Lang?

Let's look at the nominees.

Bryant Gumble on Real Sports talking about the Winter Olympics:

Like try not to be incredulous when someone tries to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world's greatest athletes, despite a paucity of Blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something's not really a sport if a psuedo-athlete waits in what's called a "kiss and cry area" while some panel of subjective judges decides who won. And try to blot out all logic when announcers and sports writers pretend to care about the luge, the skeleton, the biathlon, and all those other events they don't understand and totally ignore for all but three weeks every four years. Face it, these Olympics are little more than a marketing plan to fill space and sell time during the dreary days of February

David Gregory at the White House Press briefing on Monday:

"The vice president of the United States shoots a man, and he feels that it's appropriate for a ranch owner who witnessed this to tell a local Corpus Christi newspaper, not the White House press corps at large or notify the public in a national way."

Lincoln Chafee's Campaign Manger Ian Lang, on the endorsement by NRO of his opponent Steve Laffey:

For anyone with even a cursory knowledge of Mr. Laffey's record, the idea of describing him as you did as a tax cutting, pro-life conservative is just plain ludicrous. Since he became mayor, Laffey has raised taxes a whopping 20 percent - hiking the average Cranston homeowner's tax bill by $1,000 three short years ago, while also increasing government spending. In fact under Laffey Cranston taxpayer dollars were spent on among other things; an increase in the number of employees in the Mayor's office, money to soundproof the walls of his own office, and a new luxury SUV for him to drive.
NRO also overlooked the fact that Laffey has consistently flip-flopped on his views on abortion. Laffey says one thing when he talks with editorial boards in Washington, but when meeting with potential voters he has offered just about everything except a clear answer. Just this fall Laffey said that while he was "pro-life" he considered Roe v. Wade "settled law" so "let it go."...It is clear that Laffey is no conservative. But don't take my word for it, take Laffey's. In a September 16, 2005 story in the Providence Journal, Laffey himself admitted, that "when you say the word 'conservative,' I don't even know what that means."

And the winner is...

Ian Lang.
Because I know that the other two will continue to step up to the plate as the year goes on.

I mean the settled law comment was the same thing that Chief Justice Roberts said in his confirmation hearings that alowed Senator Chafee to vote for Judge Roberts. Remember The NARAL RINO only will only vote for judges that support "a woman's right to choose".

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