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December 01, 2003

Alan Shore Strikes Again

On The Practice, Shore leads again using the wrong methods for the right goals: defending a Romanian girl threatened with being forced into child marriage back home.

But more interesting was the line he used to back off the girl's Dad, saying:

You're a foreigner; take your hand off the girl or I'll get you declared a person of interest, which means you'll be locked up forever without so much as a trial. Don't think I kid you. This is the United States of America.
And with that last line, David Kelly underscores how much Bush has eroded our civil liberties. Once upon a time (oh yeah, only a couple years ago), that line would have punctuated a statement about freedom of speech or something, not the idea that anyone can disappear into incommunicado detention without trial. But now it means this.

It's funny because it's true. The fact that Bush made this a possible funny line makes me even angrier that he's President.

Posted by Nathan at December 1, 2003 08:33 AM