My, my the current news is full of egg-faced politicians today.
Nancy Pelosi, after trying to get a resolution to condemn the "Armenian Holocaust" conducted by the Turks over 90 years ago, has failed to get the resolution passed. She has now been accused of trying to do an end run to make the Iraq War more difficult for the US forces by getting Turkey angry enough to shut down supply routes through the southern part of their nation. Where ever the truth lies, Pelosi once again has egg on her face….just as she peeled the last of earlier egg off, from her silly trip to Syria where she gave affirmation to a fully fledged Dictator…Mr. Assad who succeeded his evil father as dictator of that unfortunate country.
Then we have egg-faced Representative Pete Stark of the same city as Nancy Pelosi (San Francisco). San Francisco politicians have little to recommend them over several decades of kooky politics….remember Harvey Milk? Remember Joseph Alliotto? Remember current Mayor Gavin Newson who has been conducting some questionable marriage ceremonies in his office? Anyway Pete Stark of another San Francisco district, lost his cool, big time in the House of Representatives yesterday. After the House failed to pass a veto override to Pres. Bush’s veto of S-Chip legislation that would have broken our bank even more than it is already broken, Stark lashed out for the whole nation to see, and made a wildy accusatory statement that ended with his saying the President is conducting the war in Iraq and the "blowing off" of soldiers’ heads for "his own amusement." Today after Conservative bloggers have had a red-letter day, and after many furious requests by Republican House members and other Washington politicians, Nancy Pelosi issued a statement condemning Pete Stark. No apology required, but a tap on Stark’s wrist. Can you imagine the furor if a Republican House member had made a similar statement about Bill Clinton’s conduct of the war in Bosnia or Somalia?? Katie, Bar The Door!!!! There would have been an explosive response with DEMANDS for the other member to RESIGN immediately, to do a national "mea culpa" on TV and other tremendous demands for retribution. Stark remains non-apologetic and stands by his outburst saying that the President is guilty of hurting children by vetoing this bill. I wonder where Pete Stark stands on legalized abortion? That really hurts children too, but I bet he doesn’t complain about that. There will be no Trent Lott treatment for the mouthy Mr. Stark!!
And finally, the winner of the Egg-Face Award ………..(drumroll) That lucky winner is Senator Harry Reid…sometimes referred to as "the Weasel" by his bitterest opponents who can work up almost as much hatred for Harry as Harry has for President Bush. When Harry Reid and other Democratic Senators signed a letter condemning radio host Rush LImbaugh for remarks he made involving "phony soldiers" and sent it to the President of the Clear Channel radio network, the political stunt designed to draw attention away from the liberal Moveon.org’s disastrous General Petraeus/Betray-us ad in the New York Times, has also backfired in the faces of Reid and his colleagues….Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, et.al. Rush has put the letter up for auction on E-Bay with all the proceeds designated for a foundation that takes care of the needs of children and families of service personnel who have died in war actions. The highest bid was 2 million dollars and has been purchased by a very rich woman who listens to Rush every day!!! (Her first name is Betty but I forget her other name) After this startling bidding went so high, Senator Reid tried to take credit somehow for the auction price in saying "we" many times in speaking of the action on E Bay as if he and Rush were involved in this together!!!! How pathetic can it get? No wonder his nickname is "Weasel"!!! ABC bloggers have even tried to give the Dems and Reid credit for this amazing amount of money given to the military aid foundation for children whose fathers/mothers died in action. And the LIberals howl "no bias" about the mainstream media…both print and TV!!! Another award should be developed for Denial of Bias. To boot, Rush’s reference to "phony soldiers" was only directed at a few known individuals who have claimed they served in Iraq when they had not done so. But Harry Reid and his cohorts badly needed a target to shield them from the Moveon.org disasterrous "ad" about General Petraeus, so Rush was convenient and they went for it, much to their regret now.
All the "egg faces" should be duly reprimanded but they won’t be…never are and never will accept their own actions that lead to such egg-coatings on their mugs.