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No. This is wrong.

I can tell you already he's a better candidate than John Ashcroft. (Chuck Schumer)

I think he's a pretty solid guy...If you had said to me six months ago I can have Gonzales or Ashcroft, it wouldn't have been a hard choice. (Joe Biden)

They're both talking about Abu Gonzales, the latest sociopathic choice for Attorney General. Gonzales, as you may recall, is the one who wrote the nice little memo calling the Geneva Conventions obsolete, thus providing cover for the Coward in Chief in his bold attempt to convert the United States into a nasty little third-world dictatorship.

Now, the Democratic party may be completely powerless now (certainly any attempt to filibuster this evil appointment would be greeted with an executive order abolishing the filibuster), but that doesn't mean that Democratic senators should act as if they were just horsewhipped. It's still legal to disapprove of improper behavior. Really.

There's a reason why we sign these treaties: To protect my son in the military. That's why we have these treaties -- so when Americans are captured, They Are Not Tortured (Joe Biden, who apparently only disapproves of torture when there's no political risk.)

Look. If torture is wrong, enabling torture is wrong. Pandering to Alberto Gonzales is enabling torture. If Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer are unable to grasp this trivially simple fact, they should just shut the fuck up and let more intelligent senators speak for the opposition party. Don't forget that licking the boots of the Evil Party just ensures that you'll get kicked first when the next "election" comes around.