April 29, 2004


McDermott omits 'God' from Pledge (Amy Fagan, April 28, 2004, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat, yesterday did not say the words "under God" as he led the House in its daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Rep. Pete Sessions, Texas Republican, accused Mr. McDermott of "embarrassing the House" and proving that "he and those like him stand more for the liberal left than they do for our friends and neighbors."

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 29, 2004 2:31 PM

You've probably heard by now that he's claiming he had some sort of Alzheimer's attack and reverted to the pledge of his childhood.

He's like most of the Looney Left-- not just a gutless wonder, but reflexively lying when the truth will serve just fine. First the aide claiming it was because of a case before the Holy Supreme Sanhedrin of the US, and now this. Just come out and say you never say those words (which is true), and this time was no exception. It's not like your constituents will hold it against you, and a lot of other people will respect you for being consistent with your beliefs.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 29, 2004 3:27 PM

OJ, I don't think you're being quite fair. Why just awhile back McDermott said, " God knows where Bush is hiding Osama."

Posted by: Jeff at April 29, 2004 6:02 PM


There is nothing that moron could say that would earn my respect. He fits right in with his anti-American Marxist constituency. He's left wing alright; better yet out in left field.

Posted by: genecis at April 29, 2004 8:24 PM

True, McDermott's behavior over the years means he and the district deserve very little respect. But why can't people like him be honest about what their motivations are and spare us these childish attempts at damage control every time one of their well-thought out, prearranged stunts (as this was) gets the the attention they crave? Of course he knows his opponents are going to make a big deal about it-- that was the goal. So then the proper response is to follow up with a reasoned, rational explanation, not these mealy-mouthed, "the dog ate my homework", "the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy made me do it" explanations they always give us.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 30, 2004 1:49 AM

>He fits right in with his anti-American Marxist

Or with Trekkies: "God? WE'VE EVOLVED BEYOND THAT!"

Posted by: Ken at April 30, 2004 12:37 PM