"What I wanted was witnesses who agree with me, not disagree with me."
Nothing like a good old fashioned commitment to truth, regardless of source. As The Carpetbagger Report puts it, to the GOP, "an appropriate hearing is one in which everyone thinks exactly the same way."
But while Norwood got most of the attention from the blogosphere, amazingly, he does not win the award for the most appalling comment in the article. Check out the sentiments coming out of a GOP base voter:
At the Bakers Dozen donut shop in Sierra Vista, Sally Hawk of Huachuca City held her tongue as her husband, Jim, fretted over a Republican Party in control of the House, Senate and White House but "doing nothing." Then, when talk turned to the illegal immigrants flowing over the border, she chimed in hesitantly: "I think they ought to shoot them. I don't have anything against Mexicans. I just want them here legally."
Well, I sure am glad she hesitated before saying it. I was worried that this call for murder was one she came to hastily. But now it's clear that when mediating between the conflicting values of showing she has nothing "against Mexicans" and showing her disapproval of illegal immigration, the proper, balanced solution she thought up was mass execution. Heavens be praised.