Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Salute To Tom Lantos

Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos wins the line of the day award. This is from his remarks at the dedication of a monument to victims of communism:

Lantos said "I am so glad that the era of Jacques Chirac and Chancellor Schroeder in Germany is now gone" He added that, when the United States asked Schroeder to support its decision to go to war in Iraq "he told us where to go. I referred to him as a political prostitute, now that he's taking big checks from (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. But the sex workers in my district objected, so I will no longer use that phrase."
I salute Congressman Lantos both for protecting the higher social caliber of prostitutes and for his his assessment of both Chirac and Schroeder, two of the worst leaders produced by Europe since WWII. Lantos also had other remarks:
Lantos said Chirac "should go down to the Normandy beaches. He should see those endless rows of white marble crosses and stars of David representing young Americans who gave their lives for the freedom of France."

He said under the successors of Schroeder and Chirac, Angela Merkel in Germany and Nicolas Sarkozy in France, relations with the United States "will take a very positive turn"

Lantos was born in Budapest, Hungary, and sent to a Nazi labor camp when he was 16. He is the only survivor of the Holocaust ever to have served in Congress.
Read the entire story here.

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