Thursday, March 16, 2006

"Unprecedented! Well, There Was This One Time..."

Allard to Denver Post:

The whole issue is (that) what he's proposed in trying to censure the president is unconstitutional. It's never been done before. Maybe one time before.

Next year during Bush's impeachment: "Trying to impeach the president is unconstitutional. It's never been done before. Maybe two times before. And that one time I voted to remove Clinton."

Remember the unprecedented attempt to filibuster judicial nominees?

But at least we know Allard is capable of making arguments rather than ad hominems, which shows his treason comment was calculated and purposeful. Here's what he said Tuesday on a liberal radio program, which he re-released in a statement:

"I have tremendous respect for and share Senator Feingold's determination to protect the First Amendment rights of every U.S. citizen," the statement reads in part. "However, in case of the NSA's surveillance of terrorists, I think Senator Feingold is barking up the wrong tree. We should be looking for new ways to better track and apprehend terrorists, not punishing the president for fulfilling his constitutional responsibilities."

But when he gets in the comfort zone of a right-wing radio program the next day, he knows the red meat button to press.

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