Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I shoulda paid more attention in CCD...

From AP via the Tacoma News-Tribune -

JUNEAU – Alaska’s investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power ran into intensified resistance Tuesday when the attorney general said state employees would refuse to honor subpoenas in the case.


Also Tuesday, five Republican state lawmakers filed a lawsuit against an investigation they called “unlawful, biased, partial and partisan.” None serves on the bipartisan Legislative Council that unanimously approved the inquiry. They want it pushed past the election or top Democrats removed from the probe.

Liberty Legal Institute, a Texas-based legal advocacy group, was working on the lawsuit. The institute has taken on a variety of cases in defense of conservative Christian positions.

OK, so the first paragraph isn't really much of a surprise - Bush's henchmen and -women (and other D.C. big-leaguers) have been ignoring subpoenas for years and getting away with it so we should have expected Republican minor-leaguers to start adopting the tactic.

And the second quoted paragraph shouldn't be a surprise either - it's a standard criminal defense tactic to attack the accuser when you don't have a real defense (like innocence!).

But the third paragraph is rather eye-opening.

Why would a group whose track record is one of opposing any restrictions on Christian activists and organizations (suing to stop zonings laws that affect churches, threats to a church's tax-free status due to political activity, etc.) choose to defend brazen political corruption? How is misuse of office a "Christian" position?

OK, I'm the first to admit that I'm not an expert on the nuances of the Bible, but could someone clarify this one? Please?

Note: Due to my changed work schedule, posting will be light and brief until I adapt (I am most definitely *not* a 'wake up at 4 in the morning' kind of guy :) )...


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