Saturday, January 17, 2004

I’ll Get You At Recess

From the NY Times:

President Bush on Friday used the Congressional recess to install Charles W. Pickering Sr. in a federal appeals court seat from which he had been blocked twice by the Senate because of Democratic opposition.

When I called my father yesterday to talk about something else, I brought this subject up. The conversation went something like this:

ME: Did you see what that fucking idiot did?

DAD: Pickering? (sound of disgust) Yeah.

ME: What an arrogant son of a bitch.

DAD: I know.

Notice how I didn’t even have to tell him who the “fucking idiot” was? It’s good when a father and son can communicate so well.

The Times also lights into the appointment in an editorial today.

On the up side, it does make the difference between Mr. Bush and any of the Democratic candidates much that more clearer, and this crap about “compassionate conservatism” is just that – crap.