Saturday, June 18, 2005

Oooooh That!

You're talking about that thing a few days ago where Jimbo walked out of some session becuase it was getting out of hand or was being protested or had gotten too silly. That.

Okay. I'm on board now.

Got it. We post about the antics of Congressmen now. Here's more:
In the Capitol basement yesterday, long-suffering House Democrats took a trip to the land of make-believe.

They pretended a small conference room was the Judiciary Committee hearing room, draping white linens over folding tables to make them look like witness tables and bringing in cardboard name tags and extra flags to make the whole thing look official.

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-My Pants) banged a large wooden gavel and got the other lawmakers to call him "Mr. Chairman." He liked that so much that he started calling himself "the chairman" and spouted other chairmanly phrases, such as "unanimous consent" and "without objection so ordered." The dress-up game looked realistic enough on C-SPAN, so two dozen more Democrats came downstairs to play along.

The session was a mock impeachment inquiry over the Iraq war. As luck would have it, all four of the witnesses agreed that President Bush lied to the nation and was guilty of high crimes -- and that a British memo on "fixed" intelligence that surfaced last month was the smoking gun equivalent to the Watergate tapes. Conyers was having so much fun that he ignored aides' entreaties to end the session.
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Okay, here's my basic rule on Congressmen - all of them. They are idiots. There are many shades of idiocy, but none of them (to my knowledge) rise to the esteemed level of moron.
The nice thing about Congress is that we keep them all in one building. Now only if we could get them to wear little beanies with propellers on them so they'd be more identifiable in their 'home' districts.


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