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Monday, May 07, 2007

Politics is Like a Box of Spiders...

I've been trying to think of a good metaphor for being subjected to the stale, largely authoritarian nonsense coming out of the mouths of Republicans during their recent MSNBC debate. This is spot on.
What began as a faint popping in a 9-year-old boy's ear -- "like Rice Krispies" -- ended up as an earache, and the doctor's diagnosis was that a pair of spiders made a home in the ear. "They were walking on my eardrums," Jesse Courtney said.

Dr. David Irvine said it looked like the boy had something in his ear when he examined him.When he irrigated the ear, the first spider came out, dead. The other spider took a second dousing before it emerged, still alive. Both were about the size of a pencil eraser.

Jesse was given the spiders -- now both dead -- as a souvenir. He has taken them to school and his mother has taken them to work.
Substitute "Tancredo" for "dead spider" and "McCain" for "living spider" and you know what it was like to listen to the debate. I imagine the Democratic debate was the same, only the spiders probably had 12 babies and made you pay higher taxes to support them.

Thanks Jenny, for your spidey sense.

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