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Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Quote First Amendment

George Will takes apart the convoluted world-view of Presidential hopeful John McCain. McCain said - I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I'd rather have the clean government.

By adding "quote", McCain disparages what is probably the most elegant constitutional text in the universe, and one which Indian lawmakers could learn a lot from.

George Will asks that if McCain becomes the President, and he has to take the oath sewaring to "protect and defend the Constitution", what exactly will it mean? Would he be thinking "the quote constitution"?

(Hat-tip: My biggest fan :))