Not only does Bush think the Constitution is “just a goddamned piece of paper“, but Montrose Daily Press reporter James Shea evidently does too. After reading his article covering a recent debate between 3rd Congressional District candidates in Colorado, I sent him the following inquiry:
Your article mentions that Bert Sargent attended this debate, but does not mention anything the man said. Why is this? Some of us would like to know what ALL the candidates had to say.
Mr. Sargent mostly talked from a strict Constitutional perspective but, unfortunately, he did not have much to say about public policy. I did not think a debate on the Constitution was relevant to the article but thanks for the feedback.
The Constitution is not “relevant” in a public policy debate between candidates for U.S. Congress?
Fortunately, The Rocky Mountain Newsthe debate a little more thoroughly:
But the scene-stealer turned out to be Bert Sargent, the Libertarian running in the 3rd Congressional District, who got huge laughs and applause for his answers.
He blasted the war on drugs and the war in Iraq and the huge federal deficit.
Sargent also criticized new airport security measures and said he doesn’t know what he’s going to do when he gets elected and has fly to Washington because he won’t put up with what he called “body cavity searches.”