That’s Mighty White of You, Mr Speaker

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Well, a Speaker’s work is never done.  While less important members of Congress get to lamely splash around in the shallow end of the Lame Duck session, sober serious men of import have things to do.  So it is that Speaker John Boehner has spent the last few days consulting his personnel binders, astrological charts and donor lists to determine who’s been naughty/who’s been nice and who wins the Chairs of the Various House Committees.  And, at last, the list of winners for the 113th Congress’ House Lobbyist Windfall Sweepstakes have been announced.  And guess what? everyone on the list just happened to turn out to be Caucasian with a prominent Y-chromosome!

Yep, Speaker Boehner consulted his collection of White Dude Binders and found the perfect match for every House Chairmanship.  What’re the odds they’d all be WHITE MALES??  Way to go, GOP!  That ought to be a base broadener.

Boehner’s picks are pretty unremarkable except for a few boners (erm, pardon the pun) like appointing climate change skeptic, Lamar Smith (R-TX) to head up the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.  (Maybe he got confused because Smith is a Christian Scientist?)

Another “notable” on Boehner’s short list is Paul Ryan to do an encore as Budget Committee Chair despite the fact that Ryan needed a special waiver because his term-limit was up.  Guess it’s just unimaginable to have budget committee without Boy Blunder at the helm?  Maybe a Special Extraconstitutional Proclamation naming Ryan Committee Chair for Life?

So Roasters, hoist yourselves another hearty holiday draught of Schadenfreude 2012 and drink deeply! mid-term elections will be here before we know it.

Posted by Bette Noir on 11/28/12 at 09:07 AM • Permalink

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mid-term elections will be here before we know it.

And some elections, even sooner than that.  The GOP really does seem dead-set against learning a damn thing that occurred after November 2010, don’t they?

Now let’s hope the Dems keep learning, and avoid nominating that doofus McAuliffe.

Comment by Lowkey on 11/28/12 at 12:33 PM

Boehner’s picks are pretty unremarkable except for a few boners (erm, pardon the pun) like appointing climate change skeptic, Lamar Smith (R-TX) to head up the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Damn, he’s just trolling at this point.

Ahh Boner…It’s comforting to see that some things just never change…I’m sure all that pretend compromising was getting hard on your liver….To the tanning bed for celebration..!...and remember…NOT brown…orange !

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