Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Breaking - Democrats Cause Epilepsy!

Last week, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine. It's the second seizure for the Chief since 1993, which means he meets at least one criterion for a diagnosis of epilepsy. One would think that medical science probably has a pretty good handle on what causes epilepsy, or at least how to deal with it, and that the Chief is in no danger of a shortened tenure on the Court.

But right-wing bloviator Mike Savage knows better. He knows that the real culprit in the case of the Chief's illness is . . . Democrats! Specifically, NY Senator Chuck Schumer. His theory is that the Chief's seizure was a direct result of Schumer's tough talk last week about the shifting ideological slant of the Court. He then goes on to suggest that the Dems somehow poisoned the Chief, ala the ex-KGB agent in the UK who was murdered via poison. Particularly ironic, given that the one person who has publicly called for the poisoning of a sitting Justice is right-wing harpy Anne Coulter. But it's just a joke when she says it, right?

For what it's worth, when I first read the excerpts of Savage's theory, I figured he was joking. But having listened to the whole thing over at Media Matters (see the above link), it sure doesn't sound like it. If he is, he has a hell of a deadpan delivery.

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