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Surgery day

Hi guys, I’m waiting in the hospital for some follow up surgery. Nothing major. It’s outpatient. I’m a lark so I had to be here at 5:30am. My favorite Republican is my driver today.

So anyway, the surgery center is like an airport waiting room.

Well, that was quick. Gowned and socked. Just settling in until the doctor gets here with his purple sharpie to mark me up.

Anyway, speaking of medical procedures, Senator Hawley (R-Mo), says lips that touch Roe v Wade shall never touch his. He is setting down a marker as a member of the senate judiciary committee:

Golly, that sure sounds like he means it.

Damn it, the court acted on its own. It had no right to decide Roe. “Roe is central to judicial philosophy. Roe is and was an unbridled act of judicial imperialism. It marks the point the modern Supreme Court said, ‘You know, we don’t have to follow the Constitution. We won’t even pretend to try.’ ”

I don’t know what this means exactly. Does he mean there is no Constitutional specification that covers it? So, he’s not really objecting to women controlling their reproductive organs? Well, that’s a relief. So we just need to find the right words written into the Constitution. I’m sure that’s what he means.

Meanwhile, Mitch says if another seat opens up, they’ll go ahead and appoint someone. Last time this kind of thing happened in an election year, the immovable obstacle to appointing Merrick Garland was that the president didn’t have a right to make an appointment before the people had their say about the next president.

But it’s ok now because the senate and president are of the same party. We will have to excuse them for sounding like they’re making it up as they go along. Calvin ball comes to mind.

I’m not sure I’d make a big deal about abortion if I were them. No one seems to want to put up with that these days. Sure there are single issue voters but the single issue this year is Covid 19.

Hawley might be righteously indignant for nothing if Republicans lose the senate. Then all of this fretting will just look like the quadrennial campaign issue. A whole lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Ok, IV finally in. I’m ready to roll. See you on the other side, people.