Thursday, January 17, 2008

Doug Bruce and Ward Churchill--together at last!

A Grand Junction Sentinel writer makes a comparison:

So, what’s the difference, exactly, between Douglas Bruce and Ward Churchill?

It’s a fair enough question.
Dumb, but fair.

Sure, one revels in destruction, and the other destroys the revelry, but there’s a deeper commonality, as will likely be played out in the coming days.

Douglas Bruce, now a Republican state representative from El Paso County, has a long history in Colorado, starting with his shepherding of the Taxpayers Bill of Rights into the Colorado Constitution in 1992. He parlayed that success late last year into an appointment to complete an unexpired legislative term, and this week, just before he was to be sworn in, took a kick at a photographer on the statehouse floor.

Judging by his follow-through, there’s more of David Treadwell than Jason Elam in Bruce’s right leg (maybe he just needs a placekicking holder), but the fact is, Bruce hauled back and put the foot to a photographer.

During a prayer, no less.

Ward Churchill also needs no lengthy introduction. He’s the former University of Colorado professor who branded as Nazis the nearly 3,000 people who died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Now, Douglas Bruce and Ward Churchill might not agree on much in any political sense, but they’re mirror images in the way they look at things. Mostly, it’s always somebody else’s fault.

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