Saturday, July 19, 2003

When septuagenarians attack!

Via Kos of Daily Kos, the Democrats released a wild septuagenarian on helpless Republicans at a meeting of the Ways and Means Committee. The septuagenarian hurled deadly insults at fellow committee members. One Republican, Representative Scott "Fruitcake" McInnis of Colorado, feared for his safety: "We were within moments . . . of a physical engagement and I considered that threat serious. I fully intended to defend myself."

Thankfully, it didn't come to that. Republicans called the police - but not on the wild septuagenarian. They called them to harass the Democrats who had adjourned to the committee library to discuss the Republicans' unannounced changes to a bill.

When asked why he chose to send the police after the Democratic members of the committee rather than the wild septuagenarian threatening them, Representative Bill Thomas responded, "How the fuck should I know? We make this shit up as we go along."