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Let the Wild Turkey Jokes Begin

So I was on my way over to Farmington, Ct., this morning to join Jim Vicevich on his top-rated talk radio show on WTIC-AM when a suicidal wild turkey, obviously disconsolate over Governor Malloy’s punitive new taxes, threw itself in front of my car, busting up the bumper, knocking out a headlight, rupturing the coolant hose, and only the repair shop knows what else. Man, them birds is big!

Which meant, alas, I was not in the studio to welcome my NRO colleagues Jonah Goldberg and K-Lo, although I did manage to get home in time to join Jonah for the last few minutes of his appearance, which you can listen to here, wild turkey jokes and all. Rain check, Jonah? Kathryn?

In the meantime, you can read my New York Post column here; I continue to find myself underwhelmed by the Republican party leadership in Washington:

Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress seem to have forgotten the last election. Led by the weepy House Speaker John Boehner, they’re bogged down in a small-bore battle over the continuing farce of “continuing resolutions” to fund the federal leviathan for a couple of weeks — instead of engaging in the principal battle over the bloated budget.

The GOP House freshmen elected with Tea Party support are demanding an end to nibbling around the edges of the country’s massive current deficit — $1.3 trillion and counting. And the Tea Party itself has announced a “Continuing Resolution Rally” today on Capitol Hill, to demand that Boehner and the leadership live up to their promise to defund ObamaCare and cut at least $100 billion from the bloated federal budget.

This internecine warfare poses a serious problem for Boehner and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, who’ve resorted to meeting with conservative Democrats in an effort to find “common ground” on the nugatory cuts that would attend passage of another “continuing resolution” on April 8.

And, over on the home page, you can find this drivel, written by some idiot. Enjoy.

Michael Walsh — Mr. Walsh is the author of the novels Hostile Intent and Early Warning and, writing as frequent NRO contributor David Kahane, Rules for Radical Conservatives.


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