Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Boehner Goes Ballistic

Back on January 10, I wrote this about the shootings in Tucson that had happened two days before:

Within a surprisingly short time, most of the details of the incident will be forgotten. By the time the seasons change, the names of the dead will have faded from our short-term memory; the only reminders will be the trial of the suspect, but that will be the fourth or fifth story on the news, just ahead of the update on a celebrity in rehab.

I was talking about how soon we would be getting back to the heated tone and ballistic metaphors that some thought would go away after Rep. Giffords was shot. John Boehner must have read the post.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) used gun imagery Sunday while discussing public workers’ collective bargaining rights.

“In some of these states you’ve got collective bargaining laws that are so weighted in favor of the public employees that there’s almost no bargaining,” he told CBN’s David Brody.

“We’ve given them a machine gun and put it right at the heads of the local officials and they really have their hands tied.”

Charlie Sheen is bouncing in and out of rehab, it’s not even spring, and John Boehner is going for the gun metaphors. And he did it in an address to a Christian broadcasting convention.

I hate it when I’m right about things like that.