Sunday, July 16, 2006

Dreams of a clown

The Blogger picture posting service has been casters up for the last few days, so you'll just have to imagine Pittsburgh Tribune-Review news hen Robin Acton giving a Lewinsky to Crooked John Murtha while penning the amazing Murtha commands respect. Best lines:
Although he kept a low profile for years with regard to international matters, "Jack" Murtha has extensive knowledge of global affairs.
He can order at a Chinese restaurant?
He's traveled on behalf of the United States at the request of several presidents to dozens of locations around the world, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Somalia, Kuwait, Korea and Columbia.
(Note to Robin, it's Colombia, dear.) Translation: Murtha knows how to take a junket with the best of them. Not to mention his ability to negotiate with Arab sheikhs with suitcases full of cash.
"It's a compliment to the people of his district, that with all the options he has, he chooses them," said U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader.
Nancy undoubtedly blesses Botox so she can say stuff like that with a straight face.
And while others say he's a natural for Secretary of Defense because of his expertise in military and defense issues, Murtha insists he "would never be interested in a Cabinet position or any non-elected position."
One wonders whether these "others" are allowed by the staff to handle any sharp objects.
No, he wants to be the House majority leader.
And have the loot deposited in a few local banks.