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Sky Falling at Noon


From a mass e-mail from Senator Cornyn’s office: “For four years, two weeks and two days, Justice Owen’s opponents have warned that allowing a simple up-or-down vote on Priscilla Owen would cause the sky to fall, mountains to crumble, and rivers to overrun their banks. They’ve told us that the Republic as we know it would cease to exist and that the judiciary would be ruined for all time. So at noon today, we are encouraging everyone to don their hard hats—just to be safe.”

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