The ‘Privacy Clause’?

Patterico links up to an interview with Senators Christopher Dodd (D-Conn) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) from Fox News, as posted at the Washington Post’s blog.  Seems Senator Dodd has found a new clause in the Constitution (emphasis added by me):

The open-ended question for us clearly is what are his views about some of the basic values, the equal protection clause, the privacy clause of the Constitution. These are things that members of the Congress through their — and their representatives want to know about during the confirmation process.

Interesting.  Maybe next he’ll be talking about the Santa Claus of the Constitution.

In all seriousness, statements like this are maddening because, of course, there is no such "clause" in the Constitution and anyone who hears him who doesn’t know that will simply nod their heads and say "yeah! We need to do that."  One has to wonder whether this was deliberate on the part of Sen. Dodd or if he really is that ignorant of what the laws of our land really are.  

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