Back in the saddle again

By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 11, 2011

P+J guarantee you that President Obama will be a great deal slower to remind voters about offing Osama bin Laden knowing that any opponent will quickly remind him of this American tragedy, as should we all.


FINANCIAL ROAD SERVICE

Don't you just love it when the president does get it right? Obama said on Monday about Standard & Poor's downgrading of America's credit rating, which led to a plummet in stock markets worldwide, "No matter what some agency may say, we've always been and always will be a triple-A country."

Hit it right on the nose-y, Barack. The economy is a broken down old Caddy sitting on the side of the road awaiting a Triple-A road service truck to come tow it away. Great choice of words, genius.


NO DEGREES OF SEPARATION

Easy Ed Achorn, deputy editorial pages editor over at the BeloJo, shined a light on the rather interesting rhetoric coming from Governor Lincmeister when confronted with the blatant cronyism (which Linc roundly condemned during the campaign last year) of Senator Rubbers Ruggerio hiring a college dropout to an $88,000 state job. That the dropout in question, Stephen Iannazzi, is the son of International Laborer's Union business manager Donald Iannazzi, the same Donald Iannazzi who employs Rubbers' own son Charles, apparently does not seem to register as blatant cronyism to our Governor.

Linc preferred to go on about how the legislature "gets to hire who they want" and complain about the press having the temerity to bring the subject up. Come on, Linc! We have a spare set of cojones here at Casa Diablo that we'd be happy to lend you. No, you can't do a whole lot about the sleazy hiring practices of the ever-tone deaf legislative "leadership," but you can at least say, "this smells real bad." A pat on the back to Mr.Ed.

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