When news first came out about the reputed republican strategy memo regarding the Terri Schiavo case, I was one of many who immediately doubted its veracity. That position was largely due to believing that no one would be so stupid as to put those types of thoughts into writing.
I now acknowledge my error. Henceforth, I shall never again underestimate the power of stupidity. According to the Washington Post, it was Brian Darling the, now former, legal counsel to Sen. Martinez (R) of Florida. The only thing that comes to mind is that this guy has made the entire Republican Party look like asses. Assinine is the only word that can describe his behavior.
Someone should send a memo to the Republican leadership. It should read that when one has a grip on two of the three branches of government, one should not go out of their way to live up to the worst stereotypes the other side has of you.
Some extra thoughts:
1. Sen. Martinez has shown some serious lack of sense if he really handed a member of the opposition a piece of paper he hadn't read.
2. Chief Justice should retire sometime this year, because at this rate, the republicans aren't going to be keeping Congress past '06.
3. I think a little government gridlock would be a good thing right now, at least so that the republicans can keep some vestige of their reputation intact.