Thursday, May 18, 2006

I Wouldn’t Have Been So Nice

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) angrily left a Judiciary Committee meeting this morning.

A Senate committee approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Thursday, after a shouting match that ended when one Democrat strode out and the Republican chairman bid him “good riddance.”

“I don’t need to be lectured by you. You are no more a protector of the Constitution than am I,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania, shouted after Sen. Russ Feingold declared his opposition to the amendment, his affinity for the Constitution and his intention to leave the meeting.

“If you want to leave, good riddance,” Specter finished.

“I’ve enjoyed your lecture, too, Mr. Chairman,” replied Feingold, D-Wisconsin, who is considering a run for president in 2008. “See ya.”

My response would have probably been more along the lines, “Fuck you with a garden rake, you pompous bigot. Take your politically-motivated fear-mongering gay-bashing amendment and shove it up your commodious ass.” Then I would have gotten mad.