Thursday, November 20, 2008

Big 3 CEOs = Six Tin Ears

The high panjandrums of the automobile industry were in such a hurry to get to Washington to bleat for prime spots at the government udder that they flew there in private jets (each one in his own private jet, I wish to emphasize).

Totally unrelated update: Handsome Henry Waxman will be the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (that ought to stop the slide in oil prices). BTW, this can't possibly be what they mean when they talk about "socialism with a human face"...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet they're not staying at a Holiday Inn Express while they're in town either.

Retread

Paco said...

Retread: Probably not. I think I heard somewhere that they all took separate cars to the hearing, as well.

the_real_jeffs said...

Waxman got that chair, eh? Joy, that guy makes Karl Marx look like a small business owner.

Paco said...

RJ: When I first read your comment, I thought, for a second, it said, "Waxman got the chair", and I confess, I got a Chris Matthews-like tingle up my leg.

Wimpy Canadian said...

Look to the UK to see what will happen in the short period of two years of Democratic control of Congress and the Executive.

The only reason that Gordon Brown has not only survived, but not been forced to an election, is the incompetence of the opposition. Do you USA-ans want this? Republicans must be conaservative in policy. You weren't under dubbya. Although the one thing he did right was foreign policy. Otherwise, he was much like our Canadian Brian Mulroney. (google)

the_real_jeffs said...

"...I got a Chris Matthews-like tingle up my leg."

If so (and sadly, it ain't), Waxman would have had a Chris Matthews like tingle up both his legs. Among other body parts.

TW: reputt. Reputt Waxman? How? Does he play golf?

blogstrop said...

Now there's a Waxman that would fit right in at Madame Tussaud's. Scary visage!

Paco said...

blogstrop: he looks like a wax figure that was created by an incompetent apprentice who inadvertently left the thing near a space-heater overnight.

RebeccaH said...

What is TW? And what are these secret messages? Nosy minds want to know.

Paco said...

Rebecca: I think that's a reference to the word verification gibberish you have to type in before you submit a comment (although, why wouldn't that be the WV, instead of the TW?)

the_real_jeffs said...

"TW" = "Turing Word", a usage I picked up from other blogs.

The use of "TW" is a riff on Turing Test, wherein you pretend that the machine is sentinent, expressing it's views through the word verification.

TW: feinnine. Fine nine what? Or finite? The machine sounds like a teleprompterless Obama.