I should have called this "Quotes Of The Week" I have a small collection this week. The focus this week is the view of the Constitution of the United Sates from the far left.
First we have a New York Times columnist, Gail Collins, who wants to suspend the 20th Amendment: The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January...
"Thanksgiving is next week, and President Bush could make it a really special holiday by resigning. Seriously." Then Dick Cheney "would have to quit as well as Bush. In fact, just to be on the safe side, the vice president ought to turn in his resignation first. (We're desperate, but not crazy.)" That would allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to become President, but "she'd defer to her party's incoming chief executive, and Barack Obama could begin governing."
Then we have fellow NYT columnist Tom Friedman's solution to getting around that pesky Article V of the Constitution: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution...when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States
"If I had my druthers right now we would convene a special session of Congress, amend the Constitution and move up the inauguration from Jan. 20 to Thanksgiving Day."
I guess we can make a special exemption for The One and suspend the Constitution just this one time. I mean, what's the harm?
Finally, if all else fails, they can follow these words of wisdom from Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Tonya Payne in the latest attempt to gut the 2nd Amendment:
"Who really cares about it being unconstitutional?"..."This is what's right to do, and if this means that we have to go out and have a court battle, then that's fine
For these little nuggets, I give these geniuses the noble Dodo bird