Wednesday, December 09, 2009

In which Mike's head explodes

From the "things you never thought would happen" department, Washington Post op-ed columnist Michael Gerson and Radley Balko just agreed on something. So, yeah. Whee.

Also, many of the front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, including Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and (shudder) Sarah Palin, apparently disdain what is an essential and underused (and often as not misused) component of our justice system (and also one of the few executive powers granted by the Constitution, not to be confused with the numerous illegitimate executive powers that have been increasingly assumed in recent years). Good to know.

"Who gave who the right?
Who took mine away?
What a sight, what a sound
What a way to bring people down
What a way to bring me down"
- Built to Spill, Out of Site