26 January 2008

Permissible Bigotry

"You can tell we’re debating a gun bill today. Half the cast of 'Deliverance' is in town." ~ Virginia State Senator Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax

"I believe that Sen. Saslaw and many of those who oppose gun ownership truly believe that those who believe in the right to keep and bear arms, those who hunt, those who come from a rural background, are somehow less deserving of respect than the elite urbanites that they consider themselves and their peers to be." ~ John Pierce

(Saslaw is, appropriately, the man pictured here on the far left. Full story here. I was struck at how closely Saslaw's *profile resembles the priest who oversaw William Wallace's guts being ripped out in the film Braveheart.)

*Double entendre intended.

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