Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Bart Gordon and Barney Frank give Patrick McHenry a wedgie

...As I heard Barney Franks say here one time, I can read it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

Unlike most Republicans, Patrick McHenry (R-NC) believies in global warming. Strangely enough, he believes that global warming is caused by Speaker Pelosi's invisible plane!

"The question is, if we want to combat global warming, why should, as an institution, we allow one person to use a 737 for a $300,000 trans-continental flight, and that is the question I pose to the science commitee chair."

Responding to McHenry on this point was Science & Technology Commitee chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN). Gordon offered to read the official White House statment regarding the Pelosi Plane, but cautioned McHenry with a quote from Barney Frank (D-MA), "Thank you for that commentary, and I think the White House has already given you the answer. If you would like me to read to you again...As I heard Barney Franks say here one time, I can read it to you, but I can't understand it for you. But I'll be happy to read it to you again."

(Reading from Tony Snow statement:) "This is a silly story, and I think it's been unfair to the speaker. what happened in the wake of Sept. the 11th is that the department of defense, in order to protect the speaker, began offering aircraft to the speaker of the house of representatives. Did it with Representative Hastert, doing so with Speaker Pelosi. We think that it is important that the speaker of the house enjoy the same kind of security that we arranged for speaker Hastert in the wake of September the 11th. and like I said, there has been a lot of over-hype in reporting this story."

Then Barney Frank (D-MA), interjected, "I was walking by and I thought I heard someone yell, 'The plane, boss! The plane'" he said, quoting a character from the old TV show "Fantasy Island."

In a seperate quote, Gordon quipped, "It's silly for the party that gave us the biggest deficits in the history of the world to come here and talk about fiscal responsibility."

The Republicans offered an amendment, which the Democratic majority accepted, that would require Pelosi's flights to use alternative fuels if she flew on a 42-passenger C-40B jetliner. The amendment passed 385-23. The joke is on the Republicans, though. Everyone knows that Wonder Woman's invisible plane does not run on ordinary jet fuel. It runs on moonbeams an rainbows! Patrick McHenry and Barney Frank Slaps Down Patrick McHenry Pelosi, Snow slam critics: 'Silly story' Pelosi finds unlikely ally in flight fuss Bush spokesman calls GOP's attacks unfair
Wikipedia: Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane

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At Sun Feb 11, 02:02:00 AM, Blogger Becca said...

Those wacky republicans...when will they ever get their stories straight! And whatever did we do before we had Tony Snow to annoy us?

At Sun Feb 11, 09:10:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Before Tony Snow there was Scott McClellan, who I always felt sorry for, despite his being a lap dog for the president. He always looked like he was trying so hard. White House press secretaries (either party) are like socks. They are forced to tell so many lies for the administration that you have replace them every so often. Otherwise, they just stink up the place. Strangely enough, Tony Snow smelled bad going in!

At Mon Feb 12, 02:21:00 AM, Blogger Librocrat said...

That was the same guy who claimed that top Democrats withheld information on Mark Foley until the election. Not because he had proof, but because "whose to say they didn't do it?"

Well said.

At Thu Feb 22, 10:37:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

That was the same guy who said this, yes. He spewed many lies for the GOP. But he was a lot funnier to watch than Tony Snow. McClellan always looked like his head was going to explode when asked a difficult question! Poor guy.


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