Sunday, March 28, 2004


Kerry quoted Scripture verse at a Baptist church as a means of attacking President Bush

Kerry never mentioned Bush by name during his speech at New North Side Baptist Church, but aimed his criticism at "our present national leadership." Kerry cited Scripture in his appeal for the worshippers, including James 2:14, "What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?"

"The Scriptures say, what does it profit, my brother, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?" Kerry said. "When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?"

Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt said Kerry's comment "was beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse and a sad exploitation of Scripture for a political attack."

Update: Friends, Kevin Drum just doesn't get it. He can't tell the difference between George Bush describing his self-professed faith and John Kery using Scripture as a MEANS of political attacks. This man needs to examine things more closely. The same goes for Counterspin. And, Pandagon can not even provide a quote where one Republican says he's a better Christian than a Democrat. However, HobbsOnline has a great post and Joshua Claybourn talks about it, too.

The best I've seen so far, comes from LaShawn Barber



Democrat Mike Hatch's daughters hit police officers, smashed cop car window

THE daughters of Minnesota attorney general, Mike Hatch, were arrested in Chicago. Two daughters, Anne and Elizabeth, were partying with their mom at Chicago's nightclub, Crobar. After mom left, all hell broke loose.

They started "creating a scene and causing a disturbance,'' said police spokesman Matthew Jackson, and were asked to leave because they were intoxicated.

The women refused, and a security guard flagged down a police officer in the area, who also asked the women to leave. The women allegedly began "yelling and screaming'' outside the club and then slapped two officers in the face, Jackson said.

After the women were arrested and put into a squad car, Anne Hatch allegedly kicked a rear window, shattering it, police said. The women suffered injuries including black eyes, a fractured wrist and cuts to the face, arms, knees and thighs, Hatch's office said. They were released from a police lockup about 2 p.m. Saturday.

The website for the National Association of Attorneys General website says:
Attorney General Mike Hatch is well known as an outspoken advocate for consumers, senior citizens and victims of crime. His criminal justice initiatives include enhanced law enforcement efforts to fight gangs, keep sex offenders off the street, protect victims of domestic abuse, and integrate statewide criminal justice computer systems to allow law enforcement to share vital information.

Mike Hatch has also said that people with criminal backgrounds should not be able to care for mentally retarded citizens. According to the Star Tribune, Hatch said:
"Any criminal convicted of a violent crime, person-to-person crime, should be banned from caring for a vulnerable person," he said. "We're talking about protecting vulnerable people who can't defend themselves, and we allow this? It's bizarre what we're allowing."

Udpate: Friends, Talk Left points out an article that says the Hatch daughters are accusing police of excessive conduct. Oh really?


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