Hardball | March 08, 2013
>>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." first off, here is a question. what if contenders for the papacy had to launch full on campaigns to get chosen to lead the catholic church . jon stewart has a taste of what you might call the first ever papal political ad .
>> leonardo says he's infallible, but just last week he picked bradley cooper in his oscar pool. bradley cooper . leonardo san dri, wrong about bradley cooper , wrong for the vatican.
>> well, just one reason to stick with the conclave as it is.
>>> next, politics and straws. know no, this has nothing to do with a straw poll . republican state senators in washington state are dissatisfied with a recent state supreme court decision that requires more state money to be put toward education. well, their solution to save money, reduce the size of the supreme court from nine judges to five. so how is it decided who gets knocked off the bench? from the bill, quote, on june 30th , 2013 , all existing judges of the state supreme court shall meet in public to cast lots by drawing straws . effective july 1st , 2013 , the positions of the four judges casting losing lots by drawing the shortest straws shall be terminated. that's right, drawing short straw and you're out. it's fairly transparent why they're looking to the supreme court to cut costs. in addition to that, education decision the court made, the court also recently ruled against a republican plan that would have made it more difficult to impose tax increases.
>>> finally, this week in conspiracy. anti-islam activist pamela gellar is on the list of people not invited to cpac this year. is it because having someone at the event sounding the alarm about sharia law might lead to undesirable headlines for republicans? not if you ask pamela gellar herself. she says it's too late for c pac. they've already fallen victim to sharia. here she is with conservative radio host janet mef effort. i've always held events there, even though i wasn't warmly welcomed because of the influence of what can only be described as muslim brotherhood faf sill taters or operatives. i think people at this point people need to know just how deeply we have been infiltrated. i mean, look, what are they doing at cpac ? essentially, janet, they are enforcing the sharia. unt the sharia, the blasphemy laws, you can't say, you can't offend, you can't criticize, and you cannot insult islam. and so that's effectively what they're doing. they're enforcing sharia. gellar targets anti-tax crusader grorveer norquist as one of the news limb brotherhood facilitators standing in her way of putting on a show at cpac . state law make% in florida are keeping tabs on sharia infiltration, too. two republicans in that state have reintroduced legislation that would ban courts from considering foreign law when making legal decisions. well, the bill didn't pass last time it was proposed, but they're giving it another try.
>>> up next, bill clinton says it's time to overturn doma, the defense of marriage act . this is a big deal . be a 5k9 he signed back in '96. and that's coming up next. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics.