Saturday, January 17, 2009

I’ve got my country back by Anthony McCarthy

Talking with a friend last night, an 82 year-old retired secretary who, I hasten to add, is the most widely read person I’ve ever met in my life, we got on the topic of the confirmation hearings.

As mentioned on this blog earlier this week, Hillary Clinton’s testimony thrilled her in many ways. She mentioned the exchange with Barbara Boxer on women’s rights as a definitive difference. She also talked about Eric Holder’s refusal to go along with Hatch’s line of exculpation of the crimes of the Bush regime. I’ve heard a lot of words by a lot of professional journalists on the hearings none of them said it better than she did:

“After eight years of it being hijacked by a bunch of fascists, I’ve got my country back”.