It Would Be Nice if ONE of These Guys Represented US...don't hold your breath for this guy
by The Cranky Media Guy
|Sen. Orrin Hatch
So, the Feds went into that little house in
Miami and took the kid out. As one would expect, the
Republicans on the Hill and their blow-boys, the
"conservative" talk show hosts of America, went into Red
Alert over this. Oh, the outrage! Why, they've never
seen anything like this before! Rep. Tom DeLay actually said
this was "the first time" in America federal agents had
entered a person's home without a warrant.
As many minority families, especially those
suspected of harboring illegal immigrants can attest, that's a load
of crap. If we include non-Federal agents of the
government, many a door has been kicked in in this country sans
benefit of warrant. Gee, don't those guys on the Hill get Cops
on their cable systems? I guess they're all attending
fund-raising dinners at 8 PM on Saturday. Ah, but I digress.
The drum major of the Indignation Parade was
Senator Orrin Hatch. He was shocked beyond belief that the
Justice Department had snatched Little Elian from that nest of
career criminals and Prozac poster children that constitutes his
extended family. Orrin stuck that semi-immobile face of his in
front of every camera he could find, letting the world know that
something had to be done about this outrage. If it took
hearings in the Senate, by God, Orrin would see to it that there
were hearings! He was on a Holy Crusade.
That was early in the week, when the poop first
hit the fan. By week's end, the Hatchman was singing a
different tune. Suddenly, there might not be hearings,
after all. Perhaps this could be handled another way. In
other words, Orrin had gotten a look at the poll numbers; the
majority wasn't on his side on this one. So much for his
righteous indignation. Don't hold your breath waiting for
those hearings to commence.
See, here's the thing, Orrin. If you were
really as shocked and outraged as you made out early in the week,
public opinion wouldn't sway your zeal. You'd have the
damn hearings, come Hell or high water. True moral principles
don't change with the latest Harris poll. Take a look at
right-to-life people. No matter what we might think of their
opinion, you have to agree that they stick to their guns, without
regard to what the majority of America might think at any given
moment. That's because they honestly believe what they say.
You, on the other hand, Orrin, are just another
phony politician. When you think "moral indignation"
will sell with the masses, you put on your indignant face.
When the polls show that it isn't playing, you change your tune.
Like the creeps you hang out with at the Capitol, you have all the
backbone of a handful of Jell-O. Screw you for using a
six-year-old kid for political purposes and screw you twice for
changing your story when you found out the wind wasn't blowing your
In a more perfect world, weasels like Hatch
would be selling used cars, so that the most damage they could do
would be overcharging some yokel for a Chevy with a rolled-back
odometer. In the future, Orrin, if you insist on being a
spineless hypocrite, please wait until after the polls come
out so you know what "your" position is, okay?