However, a far-right congressman from the other side of the country doesn't appreciate Bloomberg's confidence in New Yorkers. Speaking on the House floor last night, Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) went after Bloomberg personally, suggesting that the mayor's daughter could be "kidnapped at school by a terrorist" because of the trial:
I saw the Mayor of New York said today, "We're tough. We can do it." Well, Mayor, how are you going to feel when it's your daughter that's kidnapped at school by a terrorist? How are you going to feel when it's some clerk – some innocent clerk of the court – whose daughter or son is kidnapped? Or the jailer's little brother or little sister? This is political correctness run amok.
I know this would be the first time any court in the US has ever tried any kind of dangerous and unpopular person, but I think we can probably be sure this guy's not going to escape and start kidnapping people. He's not a shape-shifting super-villian with a hypnotic stare and the strength of twenty men - he's a beat-down criminal whose been locked in various shackles for years.
I smell something - and not just the smell of piss from the perpetually pants-wetting GOP. No, I smell a business opportunity for the folks at Kimberly-Clark:
Depends: GOP Edition
Wear two, if you're watching or plan to watch Glenn Beck.