Tuesday, May 4, 2010

When Did They Stop Believing In The Constitution?

These have to be the saddest quotes in the ever evolving debate on Mirandizing criminals.

Rep. Pete King (R-NY): “Did they Mirandize him? I know he’s an American citizen but still.”
Within 36 hours of the failed SUV Times Square bombing attempt, a suspect is in custody, found at Kennedy Airport. A US citizen. And they're asking if he was Mirandized. Why? Because he's of Pakistani descent?
"Obviously that would be a serious mistake...at least until we find out as much information we have," McCain said during an appearance on "Imus in the Morning" when asked whether the suspect, 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen from Pakistan.

"Don't give this guy his Miranda rights until we find out what it's all about," McCain added.
Fuck habeas corpus, right Maverick? First it was enemy combatants and because they were foreigners, why should they get the same rights as US citizens? Now it's brown-skinned US citizens, but hey, he's not a "real American," right?

 Who's next?


Wolfe Tone said...


I really think McCain is in the early stages of Alzheimer's, ala Reagan during his second term.

It's the only explanation that makes any sense.

Broadway Carl said...

I'm not that forgiving. I think it's a last ditch attempt to not get his ass kicked by JD Hayworth. He cares more about keeping his job than the rule of law.

NowhereMan said...

How does he look himself in the mirror everyday and live with himself?He has no pride or dignity.