In response to recent twitter queries from @BenFordham & @jonkudelka, plus a seeming holiday uptick in general trollery on a few sites I follow, just felt it was time to give this classic @Lileks tweet from 2010 a re-run:
Pardon any typos; I’m still wiping the tears from my eyes.
Our debt ceiling is yet to be raised as the healthcare debate looms large, yet the most important political news of the moment revolves around a Brooklyn representative’s penis.
As Weiner himself noted, “The jokes write themselves.”
I thought Weiner was a little stiff at his news converence.
What’s the difference between a Democrat and a Republican? About 6 inches.
An inch more he’d be a king; an inch less he’d be a queen.
The police investigated whether a penis picture was displayed. The case was thrown out due to lack of evidence.
(Insert the “wiener” joke of your choice here)
And via the magic of Twitter, his entire 7-page single-spaced speech can be distilled down into fewer than 140 characters:
“I authorized this war that is not a war, which is narrowly focused but broad in scope, so we could lead. As helpers.”
And this critique:
“Eerily like a Bush speech, but without the conviction.”
Hey, here’s a word cloud!
And if you’d like to see how this speech SHOULD have been done, see Reagan.
…but there is more “No Carbon Tax” Rally Twitter-snark below the fold, for your reading enjoyment! Read the rest of this entry »