MARIE ANTOINETTE AWARD WINNER: DELAY
Cartoon by Elaine Meinel Supkis
By Elaine Meinel Supkis
They can't keep their mouths shut. One after another, the people in charge of our increasingly messed up nation have to shove it in our faces. As one disaster after another, one goof up after another occurs, they let us know that nothing fazes them, they are clueless.
And then they slap us with "Let them eat cake" comments.
DeLay to evacuees: 'Is this kind of fun?'Fun, fun, fun! Happy, happy. Isn't this just great? Wouldn't you just love to live in a crowded stadium and lose everything you own?
U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's visit to Reliant Park this morning offered him a glimpse of what it's like to be living in shelter.
While on the tour with top administration officials from Washington, including U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow, DeLay stopped to chat with three young boys resting on cots.
The congressman likened their stay to being at camp and asked, "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?"
They nodded yes, but looked perplexed.
With a group of reporters and press officers in tow, DeLay then moved on, chatting with others, including a local IRS representative. He then visited with job recruiters set up in Reliant Park.
Earlier DeLay spoke with volunteers and thanked them for their service.
"You are becoming famous all over this country and even the world," he said, adding that he's often approached by lawmakers commending Houston's response to the disaster.
Maybe we can grant DeLay his wish. He is awash with crony deals that are pretty illegal. Arrest this man. Put him in prison. Or better yet, pen up the whole lot of them in the Super Dome for a week. With no flush toilets.
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