The stegosaurus – that well-known denizen of the Jurassic period – had a brain about the size of a walnut. The brain was so small, in fact, that the tank-sized herbivore had a bundle of nerves in its spine near the base of its tail that functioned as a sort of auxiliary brain.
Which brings me to Senator Boxer. I imagine that she has a similar ganglion placed in the general vicinity of where she would be adorned with ass antlers (if she had ass antlers, a possibility the confirmation of which I will leave to braver souls than I), and that this auxiliary brain starts the synaptic chain of events that ultimately causes her to lift her foot and place it in her mouth (her “regular” brain being otherwise occupied in assisting her to carry out more difficult tasks, such as breathing and blinking).
I’d say that ganglion has been working overtime lately. For example, read what she had to say on Climategate, how climate “skeptics” are attempting to “personalize” the email scandal.
I have dubbed Jim Moran as the dimmest bulb in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, when it comes to truly negligible intellectual caliber, is there anyone to match Boxer’s fencepost-mind?