Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lieberman, Limbaugh, Pirates and a Wordsmith

So Joe “The Weasel” Lieberman can continue merrily along as a member of the Democratic caucus in the Senate. He can also stay as chair of the Homeland Security Committee. That goes down hard, since he actively campaigned for John McCain. OK but, according to what I hear, if he crosses the line again – or even tippy-toes up close to it – he’s gone. Whenever that happens, be it sooner or later, I say very good riddance!

Right-wing pundint* and bloviator, Rush Limbaugh, is wailing about the economy. He thinks were heading for a massive depression and says – ready? – it’s all Barack Obama’s fault!

How can anyone take this big fat fraud seriously any more?

* You mean that isn't the way you pronounce it?

Yet another merchant ship has been hijacked by Somali pirates. This time it’s a super tanker that could be carrying as much as two million barrels of oil.

Question: since the pirates operate in high-speed power boats that clearly must have limited range, what in the hell are these ships doing in waters that close to Somalia?

And, finally, there’s Dick Cavett, who periodically writes an opinion piece for the New York Times. Every column is a gem, hallmarked with his precise and exquisite and wicked use of the language. This past weekend, his column included the following observation on McCain naming Sarah Palin as his running mate:

“I feel a little sorry for John. He aimed low and missed.”

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