March 14, 2003
Posted by Arcane Gazebo at March 14, 2003 10:42 AM
From this NY Times article
on Bush's judicial nominations (emphasis mine):
The Republicans brought Hispanic recording artists to perform in the Capitol last week to "demonstrate how the Estrada nomination resonates in the Hispanic community," held a session on Tuesday devoted to the Senate's role in confirming nominees, conducted a prayer session today and have presented numerous letters from President Bush and his counsel, Alberto R. Gonzales, deploring the situation.
Now it doesn't say explicitly but the only way the prayer session fits into this paragraph is if its purpose was to help the Estrada nomination. Come on, now, a prayer session to get your nomination approved? Isn't this along the lines of praying for your high school football team to win? How is it that a political party that tries to achieve its goals by prayer
controls the White House and both houses of Congress? Unless... uh oh.
That said, bringing in Hispanic recording artists to perform is at least as ridiculous. Though no more so than the Democrats on the Senate floor reading out of phone books... our leaders, ladies and gentlemen.
The Republicans are at least preparing for the possibility that the end is near, as recently prophesied by a Hebrew speaking carp that was the reincarnation of a Hassidic gentleman. This thanks to the paper of record. Front page of the print edition. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/15/nyregion/15FISH.html
I hear that Rep. Moran is now in further trouble for saying that it's the influence of the talking fish community that's driving the push to war on Iraq. Big Mouth Billy Bass was unavailable for comment.
Pretty good retort. I was thinking awhile ago that I know if I was a fishmonger who ran across a Hebrew speaking carp, my first instinct would be to cut its head off and gut it and prepare it as gifelte (or however you spell it) fish rather than, say, take it and wrap it in newspaper (the New York Times, maybe? no, probably the Daily News) and sneak it off the premises and, like, hire a publicist and take it on Letterman where it could swap gags with Dave and maybe run the risk of becoming like a rich celebrity and everything and having to give up my day job.