Kim Davis Released From Jail

New right wing martyr Kim Davis was released from jail today, on the condition that she not interfere with the issuance of marriage licenses by her deputies to all eligible couples. The Post:

Five of the six clerks who work under Davis swore under oath last week that they could comply with the court’s order to issue marriage licenses. In a status report filed to Bunning’s court Tuesday, the couples who had filed suit against Davis after she first denied them marriage licenses said they were able to obtain them.

[Ted Cruz travels to Kentucky to support Kim Davis]

In Tuesday’s two-page order, Bunning said he is satisfied that the county clerk’s office is now complying with the court’s ruling.

He also ordered that Davis “shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples” in Rowan County. If she does interfere, Bunning wrote, the court will consider “appropriate sanctions.”

Legally, this was the right decision. The objective was to get marriage licenses issued. Thefts now happening. So long as she doesn’t screw with that process, there’s no appropriate basis for continuing her incarceration.

Politically, you’d think the Carter County Detention Center was the Birmingham Jail or some such bullshit. Presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz were falling all over themselves to get to Davis before  she got released.

Davis’ defiance has made her a hero in the eyes of her supporters. And the escalating drama has also drawn the attention of two Republican presidential contenders, Mike Huckabee and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who rushed to the jail Tuesday morning, shortly before Davis was released.

“I just want to give God the glory,” said Davis, who walked onto the stage as “Eye of the Tiger” blasted out on loudspeakers and the crowd cheered. “Keep on pressing, don’t let down because He is here.”

Before introducing her, Huckabee called Davis a representative from God sent to lead the charge against “judicial tyranny.”

“God showed up,” Huckabee said. “He showed up in the form of an elected Democrat named Kim Davis.”

Wait, what? “Eye of the Tiger”? We’ve officially moved from tragedy to farce. Somebody needs to license some slightly more current music than a hackneyed and cliched song from freaking 1982. Hell, I was still a freshman in college when that song came out. And Kim Davis hadn’t married even once back then.


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