April 09, 2008
Coffee Snorters, It's Boxing Time! Edition
Yesterday whilst the Editorial Staff watched Babs Boxer braying away at the Petraeus hearings, a stray thought kept richoteting around the insides of our pea-sized brain like a newly-released balloon stuffed full-to-bursting with the majestical payload of hot air from the lungs of Senator Joe Biden.
Listening to her whine over.. and over... and OVER AGAIN THE SAME, TIRED PHRASE:
"After all we have done!"
...we found ourselves thinking, inexplicably, of horses:
A ton of finely tuned muscle, hide glistening, the crest of his mane risen in full sexual display, and his neck curved in an exaggerated arch that reminded Greg of a horse he'd seen in an old tapestry in some castle in Europe Jane had dragged him to. The stallion approached, nostrils flared, hooves lifting with delicate precision, the wranglers hanging on grimly. ... The stallion rubbed his nose against the mare's neck and nuzzled her withers. She promptly bit him on the shoulder and, when he attempted to mount, instantly became a plunging devil of teeth and hooves. ... Greg clutched the rails with white knuckles, wondering, as these two fierce animals were coerced into the majestic coupling by at least six people, how foals ever got born in the wild.
But the best moment had to be when the perpetually peeved Ms. Boxer erupted in a fit of pique over the reception given Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It was bad enough when Babs pitched a fit about the way the Iranian Prez held hands with Iraqi officials while 'our President' (Such affection! We're downright touched!) had to sneak in the back door.
That little chestnut earned her a gentle reminder that the President of Iran had less to fear from Iranian-backed extremists than the leader of the Great Shaitan. But this little exchange sent the chamber into fits of giggles:
“I give up. It is what it is. They kissed him on the cheek. I mean, what they say over the dinner table is one thing, but actually kissed him on the cheek. He got a red carpet treatment and we are losing our sons and daughters every single day for the Iraqis to be free. It is irritating is my point.”
Crocker quickly noted that Vice President Dick Cheney, who visited Iraq later in March, “also had a very warm reception.”
“Did he get kissed?” Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden interjected.
“I believe he did get kissed,” Crocker answered.
It's good to see a woman who brings such passion to her work, neh?
Or should it be... neigh???
Posted by Cassandra at April 9, 2008 07:48 AM
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She seemed to be more...
braying like a donkey than anything else..
Posted by: Semper Fi Wife at April 9, 2008 09:20 AM
I just can't get over how bizarre that whole exchange was.
Too funny for words.
Posted by: Cassandra at April 9, 2008 09:48 AM
"YOU'RE NOT TAKING ME SERIOUSLY!!!!"
Posted by: Babs Boxer at April 9, 2008 09:49 AM
Sure seemed like a whole lot of others thought it very funny too which only torqued Babs off more..
Win/win, I say...:)
Posted by: Semper Fi Wife at April 9, 2008 09:53 AM
Methinks the Senatorette doth protest too much.
Sounds a lot more like *jealousy*...
Posted by: BillT at April 9, 2008 10:04 AM
Sounds like megalomania.
Posted by: Ymarsakar at April 9, 2008 11:34 AM
Horses? You mean, like, the south end of a northbound one??
Posted by: coppertop at April 9, 2008 03:10 PM
The whole Boxer segment was CLASSIC! And that it ended with the entire chamber giggling over Crocker's dry comment really put it into its proper perspective.
Man, Petreaus and Crocker probably can't wait to get out of DC and back to Iraq where there are at least some signs of intelligent life.
Posted by: MaryAnn at April 9, 2008 03:31 PM
Senator Barbie is retarded. I cannot watch her or Pelosi without redlining my blood pressure. And... no one takes this political bimbo seriously. I am convinced she was voted into office as a divine bad joke.
Posted by: Mark at April 9, 2008 05:48 PM
"I am convinced she was voted into office as a divine bad joke."Consider her constituents... All politics being local, we do get the government and representatives we deserve.
I marvel at the calm restraint and composure of General Petreaus and Ambassador Crocker when being forced to listen to the buffoons ask/answer/pontificate without attempting to engage their brains or in some cases, even to insure that they maintain a sufficient oxygen supply to their brains during their alloted time doin' the people's bid'ness.
But I suppose the Senators in question have much practice with making noise devoid of reason or purpose while deprived of a properly oxygenated blood supply.
Posted by: bthun at April 9, 2008 07:28 PM
Well, "All politics being local" describes the mess. I have thought for somewhile that all politics are mostly self centered - bribe me enough and I will vote for X to the detriment of my country.
I always got a kick out of P.J. O'Rourke's "Parliament of Whores." He has a great time ridiculing the venality of both politicians, government and the citizenry. These idiots would not be in office if voters refused to vote for them.
Posted by: Mark at April 10, 2008 04:53 PM