Thursday, May 19, 2005

And They Call Us Extreme

The Raw Story has an interesting quote from Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) from the nuclear option debate:

Some are suggesting we’re trying to change the law, we’re trying to break the rules. Remarkable. Remarkable hubris. I mean, imagine, the rule has been in place for 214 years that this is the way we confirm judges. Broken by the other side two years ago, and the audacity of some members to stand up and say, how dare you break this rule. It’s the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 “I’m in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It’s mine.” This is no more the rule of the Senate than it was the rule of the Senate before not to filibuster. It was an understanding and agreement, and it has been abused. In a sense, what we see here on the floor of the United States Senate….

I guess that means that Godwin’s Law of Blogging — the argument is lost when one of the sides pulls out the Hitler comparison — has been repealed for the duration.

Update: Check out Sen. Santorum on video at Crooks and Liars.