Amid accusations that it would give comfort to America's enemies, the California Senate approved a resolution Tuesday calling for a halt to boosting the number of troops in Iraq or spending any more taxpayer dollars on the war without explicit approval from Congress.
As might be expected:
Republicans stood to oppose the resolution, which expresses the opinion of the Legislature but is legally meaningless.
One said the Democratic Party should be ashamed of supporting terrorists, who could soon be attacking California cities.
Hereafter follow some wingnut accusations. I'll spare you.
Sen. Sheila Kuehl, a Santa Monica Democrat, responded: "Balderdash. If anything is supporting and emboldening our enemies, it is this war... This war was a mistake, and the rest of the world knows it."
Good on ya Sheila, and the rest of my state senate who voted for this too.
Ms. Kuehl, who played "Zelda" on The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis back around the Dawn of Time, is the state senator for the district chosen for refuge by Fixer's favorite verbal bamboozler. Why he chose Santa Monica is a mystery to me - the area, whose former senator was Tom Hayden of "Hanoi Jane's husband" fame, is so lefty it's known locally as "The People's Republic of Santa Monica". I hope he finds this out in the supermarket checkout line, or maybe when the valet 'loses' his SUV...