Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Christian Coalition's Favorites

The nine senators who voted last night in favor of the continued use of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody and in favor of continuing to keep U.S. military personnel in the dark regarding which interrogation methods might result in a court martial deserve special mention. Here they are:

  • Wayne Allard (R-CO) -- 100%
  • Kit Bond (R-MO) -- 100%
  • Tom Coburn (R-OK) -- NR
  • Thad Cochran (R-MS) -- 100%
  • John Cornyn (R-TX) -- 100%
  • James Inhofe (R-OK) -- 100%
  • Pat Roberts (R-KS) -- 100%
  • Jeff Sessions (R-AL) -- 100%
  • Ted Stevens (R-AK) -- 83%

The percentages to the right of each name are the Christian Coalition's ratings for 2004. A rating of 100% indicates a perfect convergence between the Christian Coalition's position on key issues and the senator's voting record. (Tom Coburn is unrated because his term in the Senate began in 2005.)

There's something very wrong with this.