Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Phone Calls And The President

Speaking of using politics for evil, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified in front of the US Senate about the legalities and possible illegalities of the wire tapping that occured. Happily, some Republicans have joined in accusations. Judiciary Chairman, Senator Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) had this to say, "The president does not have a blank check...You think you're right, but there are a lot of people who think you're wrong." To which Gonzales responded with such cryptical phrases like, "We are continually looking at ways that we can work with the court in being more effecient and more effective." That could mean anything from cooperation to blatant ignoring of the courts and since there seems to have been, even currently, no effort to cooperate you have to assume the latter.

I know that it's improbable, but I think it's funny to picture George W. listening in on all the calls. Perhaps at the breakfast table over a bowl of Froot Loops. And, inevitably, the picture always goes something like this:

Person A: What a day I had at work today. Man, it was just awful. I'm so beat.

Person B: Yeah, I know what you mean. Hey, so how about that Al Queda?

Person A: You know, it's so funny you asked that. I was just going to ask you the same thing.

Person B: That's so funny!


Person B: Did you just hear that?

Person A: Yeah. Some kind of clicking.

Person B: Is someone tapping into our conversation?

George Bush: Uh, no.

Person A: Then, what was that?

George Bush: Nothing. Continue to talk about terrorism with no restraint.

Person B: Mr. President?

George Bush: No. Uh, it's not the President. It's his brother, uh, Wallace.

Person A: Your brother's name is Jeb, Mr. President.

George Bush: Oh. Well, uh, your pizza will be there in five minutes.

Hangs up.


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