Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Preferring a government of men, not of laws.

Jennifer Granholm speaks to the NYT on the president's drone strike policies:
“We trust the president,” former Gov. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan said on Current TV. “And if this was Bush, I think that we would all be more up in arms because we wouldn’t trust that he would strike in a very targeted way and try to minimize damage rather than contain collateral damage.”
Right. Jennifer sees due process as a presidential whim, not as a legal principle. The 5th Amendment is optional.

It's saying a lot, but I've never been more ashamed of her.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must agree. One can only hope that she was either joking, misquoted or drunk.

Hershblogger said...

I can't figure out any way it could be a joke.

Given her history, I'm pretty sure we can say she was as serious as she was during her speech at the Democratic Convention. That doesn't rule out drunk, of course.

As to misquotation, in a publication highly sympathetic to her and to the president, it's strange she hasn't asked for a correction.

Jason Gillman said...

Remember she called a legislator in Michigan a "traitor" for merely disagreeing with her.