Friday, May 20, 2005

Silly Santorum

The day was filled with heated rhetoric. Republican Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania compared the Democratic protests over GOP moves to have judicial nominees confirmed to Adolph Hitler's seizing of Paris in 1942 and then saying, "I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city. It's mine."
("Senators seeking a deal on judicial filibusters" Houston Chronicle 5/20)

To my knowledge, there have been a couple of wars aside from WWII. It is generally considered tactful to make analogies to those conflicts and skirt mentions of Hitler. Its a slippery slope from that to bad manners.

1 comment:

Miss M said...

On an only marginally related note, one of my students analogized me to Hitler just the other day. He got in big trouble, though not as big as if he said the same thing out on Kingston Ave.