Philosophizing disgrace

Democratic Senators are now using their constitutional powers to demoralize and humiliate Alberto Gonzales in the service of lies that can have no effect other than service to the enemies of the United States. At roughly the same time, California Senator Barbara Boxer turns on the tears as she objects to the certification of Ohio’s electoral votes (story photo and slideshow available here) in the service of another set of lies that have equally destructive purposes. Bob Dylan captures the Boxer phenomenon perfectly in “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”:

You who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
Take the rag away from your face.
Now ain’t the time for your tears.

As for the senators tormenting Alberto Gonzales — the shameless Senator Kennedy and the bloviating Senators Biden and Leahy foremost among them — Heather Mac Donald has a few words in her Wall Street Journal column. Mac Donald’s column is condensed from her outstanding City Journal article: “How to interrogate terrorists.”

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