We watched Fox News Watch to see how Eric Alterman would handle himself (he did fine), but were far more interested in hearing what Cal Thomas had to say. Why it was less than two months ago when Cal gave us this pearl:
On the eve of our great national birthday party and in the aftermath of Sept. 11, when millions of us turned to God and prayed for forgiveness of individual and corporate sins and asked for His protection against future attacks, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has inflicted on this nation what many will conclude is a greater injury than that caused by the terrorists.
But, you know what? While there was a lot of talk about the war on terror, and the possible war with Iraq, there was nary a mention of the 'under God' ruling concerning the pledge. Is it possible that Cal was just going over the top in his 6-28-02 column? Almost assuredly so.