Wednesday, November 02, 2005

But when we get behind closed doors, and you let your hair hang down, then you make me glad that I'm a man...

For the first time in 25 years, one party in the Senate has initiated Rule 21 without notifying the other party.

Predictably, the other party's pissed.

Rule 21 allows one lone senator to move that the Senate session be closed to everyone but the Senators. All reporters, visitors, aides, etc. must leave, and the doors are locked. No record is kept of the proceedings.

This procedure apparrently allows Senators to speak their minds without it coming back to haunt them in print later.

The result of all this is that the Senate finally finally finally appointed a bi-partisan panel to "report on the progress of a Senate intelligence committee report on prewar intelligence."

Huh?

Yeah, well hang on. This is the second part of the Senate's report on prewar intelligence. The first part already concluded that there were no WMD's in Iraq.

Yes, it's true.

The long-delayed second part, which the Repubs have been promising they would get to really soon, they swear, right after the holidays and really really soon after they take care of this other stuff on they've been working on that's important, and oh yeah, they really have been promising their staffs for years now that they would re-organize their filing systems...

But really soon, really, pinkie-swear, they would get to the second part, which examines why everyone thought they DID have WMD's in Iraq.

Oh, so yeah. Yeah, they might not be too eager to air that old blanket out, eh? Who knows what they may find hiding underneath THAT.

Rule 21 (BTW, didn't they play my sister's birthday party, like, three years ago?) was invoked by Senate Minority "Leader" Harry Reid, who had this to say for himself:
"Finally, after months and months and months of begging, cajoling, writing letters, we're finally going to be able to have phase two of the investigation regarding how the intelligence was used to lead us into the intractable war in Iraq."

Well, if that isn't a telling insight into the Democratic strategy in the Senate, I don't know what is.

Doesn't the whole thing smack of high-school student council antics to you?

No?

Well wait, listen to Majority Leader Frist's response to the Dem's tactics:

"They have no convictions, they have no principles, they have no ideas." Never before had he been "slapped in the face with such an affront," he said, adding: "For the next year and a half, I can't trust Senator Reid."


Reid responded that it was Frist who slapped first:
"It's a slap in the face to the American people that this investigation has been stymied."

Frist then asserted that Reid thought he was "King Shit of Turd Island."

Reid's response to Frist: I know you are but what am I?

Frist: You think you're hot but you're not.

Reid: I know you are but what am I?

Frist: Stop saying that! Retard.

Reid: I know you are but what am I?

Frist: Shut up!

Reid: Shut up.

Frist: I mean it!

Reid: I mean it.

Frist: Quit copying me!

Reid: Quit copying me.


I hear they're going to have a dance contest to settle the conflict.

Looking forward to seeing a few Repubs get served!

Boo-yeah!

2 comments:

Hillary said...

I'm sorry - I had planned to comment, but I am currently wiping away the tears from laughing my ASS OFF at this post!!!

vikkitikkitavi said...

Wheee!