"Remember when you asked me what the definition of irony was, and I said AAAAHHHHHH!!!"
Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post reported yesterday on the Bush administration's inability to grasp this simple concept . (Mr. President, Alanis Morrissette is holding on line 1 for you...)
Democrats may have thought Christmas came early this year, when White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was asked "Is it ever reasonable to restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism?', the response was "In our opinion, no."
Are we repealing the Patriot Act? Closing Guantanamo? Ending unconstitutional wiretapping of private citizens?
Uh, not so fast. Ms. Perino was talking about Pakistan.
Oh. Uh, that makes sense.
For those of you out of the news loop, President/General Musharraf has declared a state of emergency and suspended the Pakistani constitution. And apparently, the appropriate response is to worry about curttailing of civil liberties...in Pakistan.
Click on that link above ("Bush administration's ability to grasp that simple concept."). The professional writers'll be able to explain the situation and the irony a lot better than I will.
I don't want to even get into the fake FEMA press conference, which, to be fair, I have no idea whether or not the Bush administration privately embraced and publicly scorned. Real journalists everywhere should be angry, that's all I'll say.
And we'll round out today's segment by wishing a happy birthday to The Kit-Cat Clock.
Must be a slow news day at the Seattle Times, who reported that Company President Woody Young credits lifetime sales of "well over 10 million" clocks to the feline's "disarming smile. I've had people say they talk to Kit-Cat because with its eyes and tail moving, it gives the sense of being alive; you feel like it's got a heart beating. This is something you don't get from a regular clock."