Saturday, April 07, 2007

My Weekly AMERICAblog Piece--about an old friend:

The Week That Was 4/6/2007

Another Week. More preposterousness to report.

Some days you're just in the mood for a walk in the local market.

Other days it's good to have 100 soldiers, 3 Black Hawks and 2 Apaches handy to chaperone you on your mundane stroll browsing for deals among local rug merchants.

John McCain had one of the latter recently, and he proved all those nattering nabobs of negativism wrong once again. That's right, choke on his straight talk and independent maverickness you liberal wusses!

McCain can walk the streets of Baghdad with BFFs Graham and Pence, you wimps! So what if he had an infantry battalion that could have stormed Omaha Beach protecting him? Who cares that all of our soldiers not only don't get that, but are lucky if they're funded by McCain for rodentless & urineless sleeping quarters once they return stateside.

In fact, just in case any varmints chose to fight McCain over there so they don't have to fight him over here--like at Walter Reed for example--I hear the army had "lifelong hunter" Mitt Romney available to take the head shot. If dogs were involved, Mrs. Giuliani "3" was to be ready with scalpel and smelling salts.

I feel for the good Senator, though, I really do. Although he did take what looked to be a relaxed jaunt through town, searching for various odds and ends (I do hear Senator Graham's a fantastic shopping companion!), the protective armor and guys with guns made it just too difficult to maneuver for that perfect haggle.

But at least McCain feels more like himself again, since that easy and safe promenade with a few buds. So much so that he has apparently expanded his list of places where he will confidently walk with that John Wayne swagger: 1) Darfur 2) OJ Simpson's driveway 3) Keith Richards' bloodstream and 4) In between Rush Limbaugh and a vial of Oxycontin after a week in the pokey.


At 8:54 PM, Anonymous John Aravosis' Neighbor Barbara said...

Cliffie: Don't you YEARN for a week with no preposterousness to report? I mean, really. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Until that day arrives, however, you are certainly keeping your snarkiness honed--to the delight of us all.

At 9:33 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

So you've now presented me with a new dilemma. Do I wait and comment here, continue to comment at ABlog when I see this go up, or copy and paste my ABlog comment here?

So many questions, so little time. Must...stop...thinking.

At 10:13 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Sorry, off topic: I was just asking Paddy the other day why impeachment is "off the table"...per a quote I heard from a Congressperson who I can't remember...saying that the "timing's not right". That said, check this out, via Daily Kos:

For those of you keeping score at home, the ninth and tenth state legislatures to enter into the impeachment sweepstakes are: Wisconsin (thanks to State Rep. Frank Boyle of Superior) and Hawaii (thanks to State Senator Les Ihara, Jr. of Kapahulu).

Wisconsin and Hawaii join eight predecessors: California, Illinois, Vermont, Minnesota, New Mexico, Washington, Missouri, and Texas.

That makes 10 states and 80 state legislators cosponsoring the call to impeach since bills began being introduced last year.

Word is that New Jersey and Maine are on the cusp. One more state after that would put it at 1/4 of the states in the country.

Now. Will someone please explain to me why the timing isn't right?


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