Jeff Sessions: In His Own Words

Kyle Whitmire at Mixed Media has a post highlighting quotes from a recent speech by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).  Kyle refrains from editorial comment, and it’s really unnecessary in this case.  Jeff sounds like he might be channeling George W. on a bad day, particularly here:

“It’s [Alabama] a place I enjoy trying to represent with sanity and common sense. I try to promise that I would bring those values to the United States Senate. I don’t apologize for the values that we were raised with. I think they are valuable as we try to analyze the difficult choices the nation faces and I try to bring those to bear. Sometimes I think I must be crazy. Other people don’t agree with me.” [I'm not so sure about that. :)]

and here:

“CO2 is not a pollutant. It is what plants breathe. If there is more CO2 in the air, plants grow faster. They suck it out of the air. And we need to reduce CO2, the main greenhouse gas.”

For some reason, Jeff’s words bring to mind the old adage:

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

3 Responses to “Jeff Sessions: In His Own Words”

  1. Mad Patriot says:

    Oh, I agree with him if he thinks he’s crazy. But since when has he represented Alabama with sanity and common sense?

    Maybe there’s some hope we can oust him in ’08. It certainly wouldn’t be hard to put together some ads that make him look really bad based on his stances on Iraq, torture, civil rights, etc.

  2. Kathy says:

    It was the “other people don’t agree with me” that I wasn’t sure about. :) I’d love to see him out in ’08, but so far the Dems haven’t put forward a candidate. I was hoping Artur Davis would run, but he says no.

  3. Katy says:

    Well, I don’t think the other contenders have to worry about old Jeff winning the Nobel in literature or chemistry!

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