Islamo-Smarty Pants

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I got a chance to catch the late night rerun of the House Subcommittee hearing with John Yoo and David Addington

Blue Texan dubbed Addington a "Major Dick." Some correction is in order since we all know Addington works for a dick. Ergo, the proper honorific would of course be, "Lieutenant Dick."

From now on, the Vice President, at least this one, will be forever know as a barnacle.

I came away from the hearing with one glimmer of hope for our society. Kieth Ellison (D-MN-05 is an impressive young man. Especially in light of the crap he had to put up with from these two professional dissemblers.

I hadn't had the chance to see the freshman congressman in action yet, and in a hall full of old men used to debating the finer points of archaic legal precedents, he stood out as a bright firebrand. Sharp as a tack.

Ellison's place in history was secure at the first Muslim to be seated in the House of Representatives, and the coup he pulled off by being sworn in on Thomas Jefferson's copy of the Koran made him the stuff of legend. But to watch him try and cut to the chase against Teh Stupid was a pleasure.

We who don't live in Minnesota or obsessively watch CSPAN (who you lookin' at?) only know him from the slurs by Reich-Wing Blogistan that he and his IslamoNazi army are in cahoots with B. Hussein O-Bambi to blow up the Rose Bowl or something. Happily I can now report that we should be disabused of this paranoia.

Not only the people of Minnesota's 5th District, but all Americans should be proud to have someone with more than half a brain there in the halls of Congress, and Keith Ellison definitely fits that bill and then some. Folks, he sure seems to me like one of the good guys.

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