News, but not the serious kind
Sometimes the blog just writes itself…
Okay, these numbers just make no sense to me. The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows that 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.
Where the hell are they finding these people? Sensory deprivation tanks? Institutions for the criminally insane? Astronauts just back from the Space Station?
Are these approvers really just thankful that they haven’t yet received a photo of their congressman shirtless, or worse?
The only other explanation I can think of is that this 18 percent were really just engaging in sarcasm. “Oh yeah, I totally approve of how Congress is handling stuff.”
Let’s think about this. Four members of Congress have resigned already this year for personal scandals too stupid to mention here, and that’s not even connected to the ongoing debt fiasco.
We can get you help. We can pray the YEA away.
Meanwhile, to protect the rest of us from this tiny but disturbing minority that still approves of Congress, perhaps we need one of those laws like the ones where sex offenders are required to tell their neighbors about themselves.
“Hello, I’m your new neighbor, and I must inform you that I approve of the way Congress is… Hello? Hello? Can you at least let me finish?”
Top: U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) pauses as he announces that he will resign from the United States House of Representatives during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York, June 16, 2011. Weiner resigned on Thursday over a weeks-long Internet sex scandal, succumbing to bipartisan calls for him to step down. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Right: U.S. Senator John Ensign (R-NV) is seen as he announces he will not seek another term in 2012 during a news conference at the Lloyd George Federal Building in Las Vegas, Nevada, in this March 7, 2011 file photo. Ensign will resign from the U.S. Senate on May 3, he announced in a statement on April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus/Files
Left: Incoming House Speaker John Boehner becomes emotional and cries, wiping tears from both his eyes, as he takes to the podium for the first time after being elected Speaker on the opening day of the 112th United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young