GOP Governors Break Ranks to Tell GOP to Hold the Line
You just can't make this shit up. Just days after several Republican governors such as Charlie Crist, Jodi Rell, Jim Douglas and Arnold Schwarzenegger signaled their support of the stimulus bill, a bunch of other Republicans broke ranks within their own party to tell the GOP Senate to hold the line. It's no coincidence that these other Republican governors are pretty much the most insane state executives in the land. They include Bobby "Let Me Do the Exorcism Because I Stayed at a Holiday Inn Last Night" Jindal and Sarah "Granny" Palin.
The best line came from Jindal when he said,
"I am seriously concerned by the large amount of debt being created by this legislation that will be passed down to our children and our grandchildren."
Funny dat since Jindal never said a word about "the large amount of debt being created by this legislation that will be passed down to our children and our grandchildren" in relation to Bush borrowing two billion a day from China to support the deficit or getting us into two winless wars that combined have already cost us well over a trillion dollars.
Then there was this pearl from Sarah:
"My fear is that, as written, we are only pouring more dollars into federal programs that will become unfunded mandates for states to continue funding for generations. None of us can afford that."
You mean like No Child Left Behind and the Real ID Act?
If the Republicans do it first, it's brilliant. If the Democrats are perceived as doing the same thing, they're flag-burning douchebags. Ain't it grand how bipartisanship works?
Frankly, I'm getting sick and tired of hearing about the stimulus bill, spending bill, or whichever each party is branding it. It's not a partisan football or ideological nerf bats. Pass the fucking thing already. Sure it sucks ($200,000,000 to re-sod the National Mall? Jesus fucking Christ, even Cheech and Chong never blew that much cake on grass!) But it's the best we can do on the short notice that George fucking Bush gave Obama when he handed him a flaming Hefty bag of dog shit that used to be a prosperous economy.