Wednesday, May 23, 2007


When a secondary novelist, musician or film director produces, respectively a bad book, album or film, criticism of the failed attempt is almost unnecessary. However, if Updike, Springsteen or Scorcese produces a bomb, the contempt for the failed work should be significant.

Such is the case with the Democratic congress. After a much ballyhooed "standoff" with the White House about funding the war in Iraq; after a single presidential veto, this body has capitulated by indicating that it will produce a bill for funding a war without a call for deadlines for withdrawal, or even substantive goals for progress in Iraq. The Democratic congress has capitulated, allowing Bush to "get away with it" once again. Time to change the symbol of the Democratic party from the ass to the squid.

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