Monday, July 11, 2005

Crime does not pay ... as well as politics.

Thus spake Alfred E. Newman.

There's a story making the rounds today in which Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton compares President George W. Bush to Alfred E. Newman of MAD magazine fame.

In a speech Sunday, she told her Aspen, Colorado audience, "I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman (sic) is in charge in Washington [D.C.]," eliciting guffaws from the avid comic book readers, Democrats all. Senator H R-C garnered big points describing Bush's views on hard issues with the A.E. Newman catchphrase, "What, me worry?"

What is missing from the story is the real story; the story of what H R-C said next.

The Good Senator said the United States should stay in Iraq until the Iraqis can keep the peace themselves. The Iraq mission is part of the "long struggle against terrorism". H R-C continued, "The threat of terrorism is as close as our daily commute..."

We've heard this before, but where have we heard it? Where, oh, where have we heard this before? Wait! Oh, yeah! The President of the United States of America, George W. Bush and the Republican Party!

Is it possible H R-C actually agrees with the President? Is Hillary saying the President is right? If so, why is the Democratic Senator from New York not being hammered in the press for her stance? Why isn't Ted Kennedy, the Senior Balloon from Massachusetts, attacking the seeming turncoat? Is the Good Senator being honest with the American People? Or, is she just conning us to get back into the White House because she likes the drapery? Is the answer one of those self-evident truths Tom Jefferson wrote about?

Alfred E. Newman once asked, "How come we choose from just 2 people for president and 50 for Miss America?"

It's a mystery.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Don said...

Hillary wants to get back in there very badly. There are a number of items she forgot to loot the last time.

dcat said...


I don't trust her and never will!