This is great!
"The committee is chaired by the legendary Republican monster James Sensenbrenner Jr., an ever-sweating, fat-fingered beast who wields his gavel in a way that makes you think he might have used one before in some other arena, perhaps to beat prostitutes to death."
Sorry haven't been posting - been carrying lit door to door to get people to vote.
Taibbi's "Spanking the Donkey" was hillarious, and quite Stranger-esq itself...
That's what happens when you have a one-party government.
Matt Taibbi was writing "Stranger-esque" political pieces lonnnngg ago in the X-ile, a weekly he started in Russia. He once pied an NYT journo with a cream pie filled with horse sperm. Try that at City Hall, Savage!
Hey, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Taibbi in the Senate Press Gallery while he was working on that story.
He seemed mild mannered to me.
It was the end of day after the habeas corpus vote, and I was beat, and I was vegging out on one of the couches (and I think even nodding off as a beautiful rainstorm crashed against the 1800s windows), and he was sunk down in the couch too, we were having one of those pleasant conversations where we'd each say something once every five minutes and laugh and kind of space out again goofing with our cell phones or something.
I met him because he looked like an old veteran reporter, and so I asked him if he knew where I could get a print out of the roll call votes, and he said: "Beats me. This is my first day here."
I think you owe the residents of Burkino Faso a BIG apology.
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