Appointing a clown like Representative Danny Davis to serve out Barack Obama's term in the U.S. Senate would be a slap in the face to those victims of Sun Myung Moon's predatory reign as head of the Unification Church. Moon is a criminal and sexual predator who has used billions stolen from Japanese widows and others to buy legitimacy in Washington. This led to the bizarre 2004 coronation ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in which Representative Davis presented a crown to the demented would-be Messiah. More on this is on Crooks and Liars and Firedoglake.
UPDATE I:Another Moon-related item: in Moon's Washington Times, rightly called the Bush administration's "house organ" by Paul Krugman, I just read the following words, written without irony, in an editorial by Alan Nathan:
What chance do arguments have to rise and fall on their merits if they're framed by a seemingly party-owned press? And once that party comes to power, won't its lackey journalists constitute a type of state-owned press? In other words (after Inauguration Day), how can the blushing news media keep from sharing President-elect Barack Obama's political bed - given they have already serviced his electoral needs?For information on how the Washington Times is a force of reaction and racial bigotry, check out my YouTube video "The World's Most Powerful Cult."
The news reporting world must recognize that responsible journalism requires universal standards of neutrality, and that this can only occur when facts are presented in their self-evident form. When they're not, the public naturally becomes more propagandized than informed. Punditry from all political perspectives is wonderfully helpful and perfectly legitimate - until it masquerades as news.
UPDATE II: Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune thinks that Davis should gives some answers about his participation in the Moon Coronation.