2008 Re: What Should Obama Say?
posted by June 25 at 13:30 PMon
I’m pretty sure my question from earlier today will be answered shortly, as Barack Obama is currently holding a press conference in Chicago.
In the meantime, here’s John McCain’s response to the new Supreme Court ruling prohibiting the death penalty for child rapists. It begins with the predictable (and Slog-recommended) line, “as a father…” :
As a father, I believe there is no more sacred responsibility in American society than that of protecting the innocence of our children. I have spent over twenty-five years in Congress fighting for stronger criminal sentences for those who exploit and harm our children. Today’s Supreme Court ruling is an assault on law enforcement’s efforts to punish these heinous felons for the most despicable crime. That there is a judge anywhere in America who does not believe that the rape of a child represents the most heinous of crimes, which is deserving of the most serious of punishments, is profoundly disturbing.