Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Senate confirms wacko to the Judiciary 51-46 - And the Democrats show their galvanized unity once again. Five Republicans voted against the appointment (Including one citing a lack of commitment to the equality of women in the country), but six Democrats crossed over to make the confirmation possible (Including one who said she accepted his apology, and both Democratic Senators from Arkansas in a show of support to their homestate boi).

[Leon Holmes] apologized for writing in 1980 that rape victims rarely get pregnant, calling them a "red herring" in the debate over abortion. But Holmes said his 1997 comparison of the Catholic Church's subservient relationship with Jesus Christ to a wife's duties to her husband was unfairly taken out of context. In an article he co-authored with his wife, he said a wife has an obligation "to subordinate herself to her husband" and "to place herself under the authority of the man."


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