September 19, 2005
Body PoliticYes, they stoop that low. And they accuse us liberals of politicizing a tragedy?
Federal troops aren't the only ones looking for bodies on the Gulf Coast. On Sept. 9, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions called his old law professor Harold Apolinsky, co-author of Sessions' legislation repealing the federal estate tax, which was encountering sudden resistance on the Hill. Sessions had an idea to revitalize their cause, which he left on Apolinsky's voice mail: "[Arizona Sen.] Jon Kyl and I were talking about the estate tax. If we knew anybody that owned a business that lost life in the storm, that would be something we could push back with."This is not just opportunistic, it's predatory.
Once again, the ruling Republican Party reveals how it stops at nothing to please its true base, the haves and the have mores.
DavidNYC of Daily Kos calls the ghoulish stunt a combination of Rollerball, Bob Roberts and Wes Craven.
Amygdala snarks with the cold ring of truth.
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