Daily Archives: February 13, 2009

Howie

Mr. Sheri Annis commences the invocation in his usual style –

“It was always destined to be a mixed marriage. But when Judd Gregg agreed to join the Obama Cabinet — indeed, volunteered to join the Cabinet — they must have hashed out their differences and decided that the relationship could work.
When the Republican senator abruptly pulled out yesterday, he said that — d’oh! — he had just discovered he couldn’t support the Democratic president’s position on such matters as the stimulus. But the stimulus bill was smaller after this week’s compromise. Something’s not adding up. Clearly, the New Hampshire lawmaker came under tremendous pressure to back out. He would not join a team of rivals on Lincoln’s 200th birthday.
The insta-reaction is that the Obama team screwed up, but I’m not sure that’s fair. It’s not like Gregg was discovered to have owed back taxes. The man made a commitment and then claimed irreconcilable differences. You ask a woman to marry you, she says yes, takes your ring, you print the invitations and she doesn’t show up at the altar — that’s the groom’s fault? (The fact that Judd once voted to abolish the department should have been a clue.)”

What are you jabbering about? A new twist on gay marriage perchance?

The insta-reaction is that the Obama team screwed up, but I’m not sure that’s fair. It’s not like Gregg was discovered to have owed back taxes. The man made a commitment and then claimed irreconcilable differences. You ask a woman to marry you, she says yes, takes your ring, you print the invitations and she doesn’t show up at the altar — that’s the groom’s fault? (The fact that Judd once voted to abolish the department should have been a clue.)

Again — YOUR POINT???!!!!

“Some Democrats surely must be saying, enough with the Republicans.”

Of course there are. Not that you would care to identify them. And then there are those pesky civilians with something to say about all this — like Paul Krugman. It should be pointed out that Professor Krugman has serious far-ranging objections to the just-passed “stimulus package.” But as they don’t involve “tax cuts” — the Republucan’s crack cociane — they are of no interest to you, even if could comprehend what they were.

And that of course is extremely doubtful.

“Although the president’s first pick, Bill Richardson, had to withdraw as well. Anyone out there want to be commerce secretary?”

Nothing staler than yesterday’s news, Howie. Hedda and Louella certainly knew that. Get a fucking clue!

“Journalists, by the way, are devoting a thousand times more coverage to the Commerce Department search than they will to the department once someone takes the job. (Who recalls all the coverage for Juanita Kreps, Philip Klutznick, Mac Baldrige, Barbara Franklin, Norm Mineta, Donald Evans and Carlos Gutierrez?)”

Which is why they’re readers are ignoring them. Not a pretty picture when newspapers are in full meltdown.

“But the bottom line is that Obama, who was finally enjoying 24 hours of positive press after ramming the stimulus bill through, seems back on the defensive. Not that the average American gives a rip who runs the Commerce Department. But the failed Gregg gamble adds to the media image of a shaky presidential debut. “

The bottom line is that the American public loves President Obama, his administration and everything he’s doing. And you and all the other whores can’t stand it.

The “media image of a shaky presidential debut” is entirely your concoction. And no one with an ounce of sense is buying. So sit back and pour yourself a nice hot steaming cup of SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Sing us out, Sandy —