Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Save Birdies, Kill Children

A reader passed this story along from the Detroit News:

Hours after hundreds of hunters led by "Motor City Madman" Ted Nugent rallied on the Capitol steps, the Michigan House voted to remove a century-old state ban on the hunting of mourning doves. The tally was 64-44. The measure now heads to the Senate, where similar legislation failed by a single vote in 2000. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has not indicated if she would sign the controversial legislation. Lawmakers have been flooded with phone calls and e-mails from people on both sides of the issue.

"The cooing you hear are the doves who are mourning over this bill," Rep. Aldo Vagnozzi, D-Farmington Hills, said during a floor speech in which he failed to persuade colleagues to vote no.

Of course, we all know that Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, who likes to wax rhapsodic about what her Catholic faith means to her, vetoed a state Partial-Birth Abortion Ban. If the bill goes to her, it will be interesting to see whether birds rate stronger protection under the law than children.

And the ringleader of those striving with all their might to save the birdies, Rep. Aldo Vagnozzi? He voted against the Partial-birth Abortion ban. And what religion, pray tell, is Vagnozzi?

Why he's Catholic, of course.