Posted by: mutantpoodle | October 1, 2007

Spit Take Theater

give_me_a_spit_take_skitBoth the paper of record and Jon Stewart have seen fit to spend significant column inches and segment time on Hillary Clinton’s laugh. (Here’s a question: which of those two is a mockery of the American news media and which is a serious news outlet? Take your time…) But as Stewart pointed out, when Chris Wallace at Fox News asks you why you and your husband are so partisan, that’s funny.

So I started to think about all the words or phrases, when uttered by any Republican, for which the proper response is a spit-take followed by gales of howling laughter.

Herewith, the preliminary list:

Here’s the deal – if your standard bearer can’t complete a sentence without revealing his unpreparedness, and if, when pressed, he repeats the same stale talking points over and over, then don’t be saying that one of the other party’s candidates is intellectually lazy. In fact, while there should be an award for someone who exhibits those special, facts-be-damned tendencies. I’d suggest naming it after the Current Occupant of the White House, and given said occupant’s unwillingness to bone up on just about anything, I think we should call it the “Current Occupant” award.

Just for the record, Fred Thompson is the current front-runner.

I’m sure I’m missing a few…feel free to chime in.


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