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Fri., July 2, 2010, 7:03 a.m.

Closed minds…

David Horsey,,
David Horsey,,

Good morning, Netizens...

I have been accused of spending far too little time on Spokane issues, spending time instead on whatever regional or national news stories that happen to catch my eyes. Part of this is because I simply do not have the disposable time I normally would have to dedicate to writing this blog. It is summer, my busiest time of the year at my “good day job”, but the economy reminds me of a asthmatic aging horse attempting to climb a long, steep hill towing a fully-loaded wagon. While the poor old nag's heart might be in it, and despite all his perseverance, he simply cannot make it all the way up the hill. All I can do is make the best of what time and energy allows me.

With the Fourth of July looming on the horizon, and all the frantic activity that implies, there are simply far too many distractions.

However, in seeing the incredible story of Elena Kagan being grilled prior to being installed as the next member of the Supreme Court I thought today's cartoon by David Horsey seemed quite apt. Lacking anything they could really find objectionable, party Republicans have struggled to find some means of keeping Ms. Kagan from becoming a Supreme Court member, and it does seem certain that she will be eventually confirmed as the next member of the highest court in the land.

However, pitting Senator Jeff Sessions with Elena Kagan could have gone a lot deeper, in my opinion. Sessions has a history of racist statements, for one, and Kagan's largely-unknown personal life both cry out to me to be heard. However, it does appear that David Horsey has captured some of their thoughts, for good or ill.

However, as always, your thoughts may differ.


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