Friday, July 24, 2009

Politicizing the undeniable

President Obama says it was stupid to arrest Henry Gates in his own home after he proved it was his. Can anyone in full possession of the facts and faculties deny this?

Well, the Republicans can, but they may not be in full possession. After all, they politicize the issue and yet:

While [National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesshill Brian] Walsh said the NRSC is not seeking to politicize the issue, it does ask people to donate to the NRSC. And it is an opportunity for the NRSC to collect email addresses for future political undertakings such as fundraising.
Update: By the way, I certainly don't mean to imply that stupidity is the exclusive province of the Cambridge Police. Gates has his own escalation to answer for. He could have kept himself out of jail. But arresting someone in his own home on the bullshit charge of disorderly conduct because he yelled at a policeman? Yelled at! Too much...

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