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July 21, 2009

On the Right Side: Liberals must begin to wake up

One of the hard parts of traveling is finding the time to write my column. I have to admit, I'm a news junkie, and USA Today and some of the local papers just don't cut it.

I was talking to our Tennessee real-estate broker and asked him where I could find some New York papers, and he just laughed. I wasn't expecting that response, and it made me think twice about relocating to Winchester.

Anyway, this column will touch on a variety of topics. First up, the Senate confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor.

Everyone knows she will be confirmed. The script went exactly as planned. Sonia ran away from the tough questions, was evasive on the others, and the senators strutted and preened for the cameras.

I was looking forward to seeing Al Franken look foolish, and I wasn't disappointed. The failed host of the failed liberal talk station, Air America Radio, had a deep intellectual discussion with the judge about Perry Mason. Way to go, Al. Way to go, Minnesota.

Finally, there was Arlen Specter. What an embarrassment! He stuttered, stammered and was pretty much incoherent during his time of questioning. I'm so glad he finally, officially, switched parties.

The top five oldest senators are Democrats, with the young Arlen No. 5 at 79. Now, the age is OK, but don't these guys have anything else to do besides acting foolishly?

Robert Byrd, the undistinguished senator from West Virginia and past Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops (where do these clowns come up with these titles?) of the KKK, leads everyone in age, 91, and incompetence.

Even scarier is the fact that as president pro tempore of the Senate, he is third in line of presidential succession. That makes an all-star succession lineup of Biden, Pelosi and Byrd, in that order, to replace Obama if anything happens to him.

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