Radio talker and CNN commentator William Bennett complains that Dana Priest, James Risen and Eric Lichtblau "took classified information, secret information, published it in their newspapers, against the wishes of the president. ...I don't think what they did was worthy of an award -- I think what they did was worthy of jail."
Maybe I'm just fucking stupid, but how is holding the President accountable for breaking the law and exposing the federal government's role in utilizing torture a bad thing?
Or maybe it has to do with this bit of info from the great state of Arizona ...
Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) dropped the veto hammer on eight bills, according to an article by Howard Fischer of the Capitol News Service in Phoenix. Among them:
The state legislature had passed a bill that would limit the governor's power power to impose restrictions on the sale, carrying or use of firearms during an emergency.
More from that article:
... "The conversations I called for last year among cities, builders, Realtors and affordable housing advocates are ongoing and have yet to result in a consensus for dealing with this issue on a statewide basis," Napolitano wrote Monday.
The veto drew a disappointed reaction from Senate Majority Leader Tim Bee. The Tucson Republican said he believes the Legislature needs to bar cities from enacting "inclusionary housing" requirements, like requiring builders to sell a certain percentage of their new houses at prices that are considered affordable.
So having people be able to afford to live in a city is bad? hmmmmmmm. I wonder ...
The governor also vetoed this one ...
One measure would have required parents to notarize any statement permitting their minor daughters to have an abortion, to prevent teens from forging their parents' signatures.
Napolitano called it "an unnecessary and unwise burden" on families, especially in small communities where there might be only a few notaries.
The governor also rejected legislation that would have barred state and local governments from providing employees with health insurance coverage that includes abortion.
I just wish Napolitano had been more forceful in why she vetoed this. A lack of a fucking notary is not a reason to veto legislation that hinders public health or that allows the government to dictate how I live my life or use my body. As a conservative, I cannot stand for something like that.