Mitch McConnell uses Casey Anthony to make awful political point

Senate minority leader renders satire obsolete

Published July 11, 2011 9:01PM (EDT)

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says we cannot try terror suspects in federal courts because 9/11 Casey Anthony:

"These are not American citizens. We just found with the Caylee Anthony case how difficult it is to get a conviction in a U.S. court," McConnell told "Fox News Sunday." "I don't think a foreigner is entitled to all the protection in the Bill of Rights. They should not be in U.S. courts and before military commissions."

Thanks to the minority leader for demonstrating exactly why so many people couldn't figure out that my jokes about Republicans responding to the Casey Anthony verdict were meant to be... jokes. I should know by now that there is no joking when it comes to the shamelessness and venality of these guys.

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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