Thursday, September 8, 2011

Why I Don't Understand (Some) Republicans

Posted By on Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Good to know that Rick Perry doesn't lose any sleep over whether any of the 234 executions that he has overseen as governor of Texas were of innocent men or women. I mean, there's quite a bit of evidence that Cameron Todd Willingham was innocent of the crime he was executed for in 2004, but I guess sometimes you have to break some eggs to make a justice omelet. No reflection, not even a real pause.

I suppose I expect that sort of ignorant swagger from the governor of Texas at this point, but it's actually sickening to hear people at the Republican debate last night applauding a statistic about number of executions in Texas. Even if you support the death penalty, is that the sort of thing worth cheering like it's a sports score that went your way?

[MSNBC]

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