Sunday, March 22, 2009
Geithner Measured for a Chicago Overcoat
David Plouffe: So, Mr. Axelrod, I hear dat da President has went and tol’ Secretary Geithner dat his job is secure. Whaddaya make a’ dat?
David Axelrod: Why, it’s like dis, Mr. Plouffe. Remember, back in Chicago, when we tol’ a guy, what had made hisself kinda inconvenient, dat we wuz "takin’ him for a ride"?
Plouffe: Yeh, I remember. It’s like ya tell a guy one ting, but ya mean sump’n else, right?
Axelrod: Exactly, Mr. Plouffe. Ya take da edge off sump’n by callin’ it some other ting.
Plouffe: Yeh, yeh, I got it. It’s…Now, what’s dat woid…roomatism?
Axelrod: Moicy me, Mr. Plouffe, youse have went and used another malaplop expression. Da woid is “eufeminism”.
Plouffe: Oh…But what’s dis got to do with skoits, Mr. Axelrod?
Axelrod: It ain’t got nuttin’ to do with skoits. It wouldn't cuz it's a Greek woid, see?
Plouffe: Oh, well, yeh, I can see dat. So, to make a long story short, Geithner’s toast, right?
Axelrod: Boint to a crisp, Mr. Plouffe.