September 11, 2008

Curt Schilling, Low-Info Voter

Curt Schilling has always been one of the more outspoken athletes when it comes to politics, and while I don't agree with him, I always figured he knew what he was talking about. Until yesterday, that is, when #38 ran this reader e-mail on his blog:

“For everybody reading this, I can’t believe nobody pounds home the most obvious facts. First, last and forever, The US Congress has been controlled by Democrats for almost the entire Bush 43 Presidency. The President couldn’t even get a simple up or down vote on Federal judges for how long?
As, well, anyone who pays even the barest attention to politics knows, that statement is incorrect, and Congress was in fact controlled by the Republicans for the entire time between Bush taking office in 2001 and the start of 2007, save for the brief period in 2001-2003 when the Democrats got the Senate back by 51-49 majority.

Schilling apologized and corrected, but come on. This isn't an intricate debate over, say, whether and when Sarah Palin supported or opposed the Bridge to Nowhere. This is the question of which party was in control of Congress for six years. Shouldn't someone who professes to be outspoken at least know that much?

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 11, 2008 04:11 PM
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