Monday, November 19, 2007

Line o' the Day: The Sesame Street Party

Jules Crittenden has the winning entry, commenting on Thomas Friedman's tongue-in-cheek Obama-Cheney ticket:

I'm sure there must be a Sesame Street episode that deals with how much trouble you can get into if you tell [a lie]. But the mullahs don't watch that show and haven't exactly developed a reputation for truthfulness. They've lied about Iraq. They lied about Afghanistan. They lied their support for al Qaeda. They've lied about Lebanon and Gaza. They appear to have lied about involvement in Lockerbie. They've lied about the Beirut barracks bombing. Let's suppose the Iranians … bear with me here … prevaricate about their nuclear program and these other issues, and it is decided the big Tony Soprano bat must be used. Will Friedman have any more stomach for rough stuff than he did last time he advocated a war over nukes? And would President Big Bird ever swing that bat?

This is (one of) the problem(s) with President Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street Party's candidates. They cannot be relied on to protect U.S. and world security interests, because they are convinced they can chase the clouds away and make it a sunny day.

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