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June 28, 2006

The Most Important Issue

The Washington Post put this question to the US Senators who voted for the proposed flag-desecration amendment : Is this most important issue facing the nation?

"I don't think anybody would say it's the most important,": Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.).

"No, no, not even close,": Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.)

"Ha, ha, ha,": Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.).

"This is the day we're dealing with it,": Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).

"It's not a burning issue,": Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.).

"You know, it's interesting, in terms of the question of why, why, why now... Is it important? You bet it's important,": Bill Frist (R-Tenn.)

"I think we have some misplaced priorities...I don't think it's the right time to bring up the issue... I'll vote for it,": Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

"I'm not going to put it 'the most important,'": Norm Coleman (R-Minn.).

"I wouldn't call it the most pressing,": John Cornyn (R-Tex.).

And Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the author of the amendment:
"In my opinion, there's nothing that would supersede this in importance."

My tax dollars at work.

07:32 | America , | Politics


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