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Klobuchar should make apology over question

When a U.S. senator sits on the Judiciary Committee and examines Supreme Court nominees, as Sen. Amy Klobuchar did with Elena Kagan, that senator holds the immediate future of the United States of America in his or her hands, given the unprecedented power the courts have assumed. It's a tremendously weighty responsibility.

Questions for nominees should, in my opinion, revolve around their intent and abilities to interpret the U.S. Constitution in the light of the original intent of the framers of the Constitution. So when Sen. Klobuchar posed the mindless question/statement: "I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward vs. Jacob or the vampire vs. the werewolf," referring to a juvenile television program, she contributed absolutely nothing to the committee process, humiliated the state of Minnesota and further diminished the prestige of the United States Senate, which is already waning without her help.

She owes the nation and the state of Minnesota an apology and her resignation, although I seriously doubt that she has the sense, decency or integrity for either. The pivotal question for Amy Klocbuchar is: "Are you a complete blithering idiot, or do you just play one in the U.S. Senate?"

Loren Pecore

Northfield, Minn.