Monday, July 24, 2006

Sunday's Best

OK, what you have to understand is that I'm recovering from a tonsillectomy, which involves a lot of sitting around trying to keep yourself entertained despite only being able to eat foods of a certain consistency and not being able to leave the apartment. It therefore seemed not entirely unreasonable, at the time, for me to be watching Brit Hume interview Dennis Hastert on Fox News on Sunday. I mean, I'm getting kind of desperate.

Anyway, when the conversation turned to Iraq we got this exchange, which I thought was so good I'd never be able to find the transcript:
Hume: The Iraq war looks like a drag. You've got Congressman Gutknecht, Congressman Shays saying that this is going badly...How do you think it's going?

Hastert: I think it's not going as well as I would like to see it go. But as soon as you get the — between the Shiites and the Sunnis — that strife settled, I think we can move forward. I think there is a foreign influence there that's disruptive and I think that's getting shut down. (Emphasis added)

Being on the brink of success has never been so terrifying.


Paul said...

Hmm...I think we need an "author" tag stuck somewhere.

Tommaso Sciortino said...

Good idea. Go ahead and change thr template.

Tommaso Sciortino said...

Ok, I fixed that.

As for the content of the post. At what point do we get to stop taking these clowns seriously? Is it ok to simply promise to spit on these guys if we see them and ignore them from here on out?

Paul said...

I mean, I think it depends on exactly who the clown is. Certainly, there are a lot of people of no real consequence who thing all sorts of strange things about Iraq. But most of them aren't Speaker of the House. I guess I find it interesting and worthwhile to try to get a feel for what the mentality of the people running things really is.

Tommaso Sciortino said...

Grr, you're right. I just wanted to lash out. I should watch more fox news. It good to be informed about what other people think.