Still sniveling over losing the election, Republican leaders like House Minority Leader John Boehner are seriously suggesting opening up historical landmark Alcatraz as the new Guantanamo Bay. See, Obama (rightfully) closed down Gitmo, the Bush administration's favorite rape camp for prisoners of war, just after setting up shop in the Oval Office. A few Republican leaders were less than thrilled to see this alleged freedom-fighting detainment camp close down, then, rather wittily, suggested sticking the prisoners in the heart of the San Francisco Bay.
Supping a big bowl of sour grapes, Boehner told Meet the Press, "If liberals believe they ought to go, maybe we ought to open Alcatraz." Because a national park frequented by red state tourists is the best way to burn the liberal elite. However, San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi provided some confustion, saying:
Perhaps he has not visited Alcatraz .. And let me say, Bill Young is a great member of Congress and I have a great deal of respect for his opinion. Alcatraz is a tourist attraction. It's a prison that is now sort of like a national park.
Robert Kennedy shut down Alcatraz as a federal prison in 1963.