Re: Really?

by Mark Steyn

Jonah, a cartoon with a fire labeled “DEFICIT” and a fire truck labeled “SPENDING CUTS” and a fire hydrant labeled “TAXES” and an elephant labeled “TEA PARTY” really ought to win the Pulitzer Prize for writing.

PS I would have found the piercing wit a lot easier to understand if the fire hose had been labeled “STIMULUS” and the vast U.S. Treasury forecourt had been labeled “ECONOMIC WASTELAND” and the second fireman had been labeled “JOE BIDEN OR POSSIBLY TIMOTHY GEITHNER.” Also, if a man in a top hat and monocle labeled “THE ONE PER CENT” had sauntered by with a urine sample labeled “BUFFETT RULE REVENUE.”

PPS Oh, and there should be a big hole in the ground marked “INNOVATIVE SOLYNDRA-LIKE INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE FOR NEW FEDERAL REGULATORY AGENCY FOR PULITZER-WINNING POLITICAL CARTOONISTS INCAPABLE OF VISUALIZING WORN-OUT CLICHES WITHOUT LABELING EVERY STICK OF FURNITURE IN SIGHT”.