Saturday, April 22, 2006
This is the first of my 20thsenatorial commentaries. I would like to thank Norton the Blogger for giving me the opportunity to "blog." I originally thought he said "clog," to which I said "I haven't done that since the 1960s, and that was only after a few stiff Manhattans." I first met Norton at the 100th annivesary ceremony of Lawrence Welk's birth in Strasburg, North Dakota. We were the only two there, so we immediately struck up a freindship. But that's enough about Norton, after all, he hired me to add the wit and experience of a seasoned newsman to this sometimes pathetic blog.
The other day, I was channel surfing through AM Radio, looking for that 24 hour a day Lawrence Welk station, hoping to catch "The Early Years' Hour," when to my horror I heard the cacophonous voice of former Homeland Security Director, Tom Ridge. He was ballyhooing Lisa Baker for Senate like a used car salesman pitching a low mileage 1994 Ford Escort. He said she was "smart and intelligent." Where I come from, the definition of "smart" is "intelligent." Why didn't he just add in "astute, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, keen, knowledgeable, perspicacious, quick-witted, sharp, shrewd, and wise."
Then I realized that this was the guy who took 18 months to devise those "stupid and unitelligent" color coded threat levels. Let me see if I can remember them: White means a little dangerous, Off White means a little more dangerous, Pale means more than a little dangerous, Ecru means lots of danger, and Eggshell means extreme danger. Alas, now I understand the "smart and intelligent" comment.
I think it would be better if Mr. Ridge spent his spare time figuring out what shade of red Ted Kennedy's face turns after the third martini. Maybe he could develop a warning system for that.
And that's the way it is.
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Wasn't Brian Doyle, age 55, Deputy press secretary for Homeland Security, hired by Ridge, arrested April 5 for alledgedly seducing a 14 year old girl over the internet???? Ridge sure is a great judge of character...
Doyle originally worked at TSA (Transportation Safety Administration.) He was appointed Deputy Press Secretary by Michael Chertoff, after Ridge stepped down to stump for Lisa Baker.Post a Comment