Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Dusty Harry And The First Rule Of Holes
Senate Minority Leader Dusty Harry has evidently forgotten The First Rule Of Holes. Well, he's from Nevada and they do a lot of mining out there. Maybe he never learned it.
For those of you unfamiliar with The First Rule Of Holes, here's a quick refresher:
Upon finding yourself in a hole, the first thing you need to do is stop digging.Well, folks, Dusty Harry did stop digging, for a few hours anyway. After calling W a "Loser" he immediately called Karl Rove to offer a half-baked apology.
Then he called in the steam shovel to dig faster.
From today's Las Vegas Review Journal:
I tell people how I feel about things. I don't try to hide how I feel. Maybe my choice of words was improper, and I have indicated that maybe they were, but I want everyone here, I repeat, to know I'm going to continue to call things the way that I see them, and I think this administration has done a very, very bad job for this nation and the world.And from a Dusty Harry Press Release:
I suspect that the White House wants to force the nuclear option on the Senate because it wants to clear the way for a Supreme Court nominee who only needs 51 votes instead of one who needs 60 votes.Newsflash, Dusty Harry. Any judicial nominee only requires 51 votes.
We know the difference between opposing nominees and blocking nominees. We will oppose bad nominees, but we will only block unacceptable nominees.Harry, its not up to you and your 44 cohorts to decide who is and who is not "unacceptable". That is the job of the Entire Senate. If 51 Senators decide a nominee is acceptable, your branding him or her as unacceptable can be entered into the Senate record as part of your ramblings. Beyond that your opinion mattereth not.
Your job, Senator, is to lead your group of Senate Jackasses. As far as I can tell, you're doing little more than obstructing the will of the Majority of the US Senate and the American People.
I do, however, agree with one thing Dusty Harry stated in his press release:
The American people deserve better.Yes, Senator, they do. Get out of the way and let the work of the people go forward.
Here endeth the lesson.
PS. Harry, ending your press release with the punchline:
If Senator Frist continues on Democrats will do the nation’s business and work to reduce gas prices, make health care more affordable, create new and better jobs, and give the veterans the support they need and deserve.is something right out of the Ted "Scotch" Kennedy Canned Speech Barrel. Not only does the sentence make absolutely no sense whatsoever, it has nothing to do with anything contained in the press release. Surely a high powered DC insider such as yourself can hire someone who can write better copy than this.