Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Ted Kennedy Makes Fun of Cheney; Irony Surrenders

Senators Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton took an opportunity to take shots at Vice President Dick Cheney in a meeting with the Senate Armed Services Committee. While the topics of body armor and Humvee safety came up, our soldier's lives took a backseat to lame jokes. It is good to see Teddy takes these heavy topics so seriously.

After the news conference, Clinton stopped by the Senate Armed Services Committee to grill Army brass about body armor supplies and to listen to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) ask questions about Humvee safety. During the session, both shared a public chuckle at Cheney's expense.

When one general used the expression "shooting ourselves in the gut," Kennedy interrupted to say, "I'm not sure that's a good analogy today."

Clinton threw back her head and laughed so heartily it echoed through the cavernous committee room.

Really, I'd love to hear Ted Kennedy (who had a woman drown in his car while letting hours pass before going to the police and now has a dog named Splash) ask about vehicle safety. "That duck just don't float" would be an analogy that comes to mind or even "you're in over your head".

Then there's Hillary, I'd have to say the joke about Cheney just "blows". Don't forget, before Hillary and Teddy turned the meeting into a stand-up routine, they were discussing "Hummers".

(Source - Newsday)

Update: This post was awarded Douchebag of the day by The First Church of the Neo-con. I hear that is almost as coveted as an Instalanche.