Saturday :: May 28, 2005

Yes, I Would Like FRENCH Fries With That!

by pessimist

I think it wonderful when a member of the wrong-wing publicly atones for an error of his ways. Take Representative Walter Beaman Jones Jr. - PLEASE!

While representing the Third Congressional District of North Carolina [PDF] - the most gerrymandered district in the whole state of North Carolina! - Jones should have been more incensed by the French practice of topless sunbathing in the district next door to his than to take on the entire French nation with his renaming of French fries as 'freedom fries'. To give credit where credit is due, he has recanted his position of error:

Although he voted for the war, he has since become one of its most vociferous opponents on Capitol Hill, where the hallway outside his office is lined with photographs of the "faces of the fallen".

"If we were given misinformation intentionally by people in this administration, to commit the authority to send boys, and in some instances girls, to go into Iraq, that is wrong," he told the newspaper. "Congress must be told the truth."

It can be done!

Rep. Jones - a Catholic - has seen the error of his ways, and is now on record as recognizing this. Let's hope he can be an example to his Christian Bretheren and Sister-en in the House. May your God bless you, Rep. Jones.

It would be a fitting Memorial Day gesture if they did as he has done.

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