Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Three ways of looking at a senator

(1) Senator John McCain, on the arrest of suspected Times Square almost-bomber Faisal Shahad:
Don't give this guy his Miranda rights until we find out what it's all about. That would be a serious mistake at least until we find out as much information as we have.
(2) Dana of EOTW, on a similar statement by the chronically egregious Rep. Peter King (R-NY):
Note to Congresscritters: reading someone his rights informs him of his rights. It does not grant them, for he already has the right to remain silent, &c. You’d almost suspect we’d written this down somewhere in a kind of founding document and refined it through the courts.

All refusing to mirandize a suspect does is foul up the eventual prosecution. You should have to know this if you’re a Representative.
(3) Barack Obama, on John McCain, after the 2008 White House meeting on the breaking financial crisis:
Maybe I shouldn't be president. But he definitely shouldn't be.

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