Jun 222010

Democrats have concerns and opinions about issues, but Republicans use issues. That asymmetry is common enough in news reporting, but it’s not often that one gets to see the contrast in such close juxtaposition. Here it is in two successive sentences:

Democrats say the documents, released over the weekend by the Department of Defense, strengthen support for Kagan by showing that she permitted military recruitment through the Harvard Law School Veterans Association, despite her opposition to the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding gay servicemen and women.

But Republicans are using the documents to blast Kagan’s “discriminatory treatment of the military” while she was at Harvard.

Fox news URL here.  The emphasis is mine.