Saturday, December 16, 2006

Silvestre Reyes: Deadly Serious about National Security

I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to Nancy Pelosi's choice for House Intelligence Chairman. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) took a break from his busy schedule to answer a few questions from Congressional Quarterly. Shhhhhhhhh. Let's listen in.

Al Qaeda is what... Sunni or Shia?

Al Qaeda, they have both.

Uhm, that's incorrect.

You’re talking about predominately? Predominantly... probably Shiite.

That's also incorrect. They are Sunni. How about this one: Hezbollah. What are they?

Why do you ask me these questions at five o’clock? Can I answer in Spanish? Do you speak Spanish?”


Poquito?! Well, I, uh....

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Glad to see the Democrats are more credible than ever on national security. Even more startling -- in this exclusive, blog-tastic scoop* -- the following questions and answers concluded the interview.

I'll make these questions a bit easier. How Mahmoud Ahmedinejad? What country is he the leader of?

I've heard of him. Belgium? How about Caracas?

Caracas isn't a country, sir. Let's see, how about this one: what is the name of the Prime Minister of Israel?

Ben Stein, isn't it?

Eeesh. Our Vice-President? The United States Vice-President. Do you know who that is?

Donald Rumsfeld!

Mmm. Okay. Do you need any help getting back to your office? It's all the way across the street, you know.

Absolutely not! I'm perfectly capable of finding my way. I left one hell of a trail of breadcrumbs!

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You know, sometimes I have dreams. I dream that the Democrats were as serious about national defense as they are about leaking national security secrets, dissing the troops, and expressing raw, virulent hatred for the President.

Also see:
Congressional Quarterly: Democrats’ New Intelligence Chairman Needs a Crash Course on al Qaeda
Hang Right Politics: What to expect from the Democrats on the issue of National Security

Anchoress: An amusing go-round
GatewayPundit: Iraqi Red Crescent claims US Soldiers are the threat
Hugh Hewitt: The war within the war
OTB: Matt Drudge gets criticized
Rick Moran: Refugee problem in Iraq: bad to worse
STACLU: Pelosi Targets Grassroots Freedom of Speech and Weekend free-for-all
Wizbang: Time for a Johnson Amendment?

*First section of the interview is based upon CQ; the second section is pure, uncut, snarky satire.

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