Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quote of the Day


"This is really a level of absurdity that we cannot concede to."

-- Arianna Huffington on MSNBC last night, referring to the possibility of allowing one man, Joe Lieberman, to hold genuine health care reform hostage

Honorable Mention for "Quote of the Day" goes to Cesca, who unleashed this gem:

"I have a serious question here: From now on, do we have to support the exact opposite of what we want in order to fake out Joe Lieberman? I mean, I know he sounds like Elmer Fudd, but now we have to outsmart him as if we're in a Bugs Bunny cartoon?

US: Public option!
LIEBERMAN: No public option!
US: No public option!
LIEBERMAN: Public option!
US: Thank you! ZOOM!"

5 comments:

Kevin M. Hagerman said...

Why does this putz still a committee chairman? Something something elections, consequences.

Mas Triste said...

Yeah, well...pay backs truly are a bitch, aren't they?

kanye said...

Russ Feingold cribbed my theory. :)

Lieberman expresses regret to colleagues over healthcare tension

The money quote:

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), among the most vocal supporters of the public option, said it would be unfair to blame Lieberman for its apparent demise. Feingold said that responsibility ultimately rests with President Barack Obama and he could have insisted on a higher standard for the legislation.

“This bill appears to be legislation that the president wanted in the first place, so I don’t think focusing it on Lieberman really hits the truth,” said Feingold. “I think they could have been higher. I certainly think a stronger bill would have been better in every respect.”

kanye said...

driftglass

Anonymous said...

He looks a little too much like a young Senator Palpatine in that picture...

-bjd