February 24, 2007

CRANKING UP THE NEXT MITCHSLAP:

McConnell Threatens to Block Bid to Repeal War Resolution: Republican Wants to Force Vote on Guaranteeing Funding for Troops (Shailagh Murray, February 24, 2007, Washington Post)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned yesterday that a new Democratic effort to repeal the 2002 Iraq war resolution would meet the same fate as two previous efforts to limit President Bush's authority: blocked by procedural obstacles, unless Democrats relent to GOP terms.

Speaking to reporters by conference call from his Louisville home, McConnell compared the latest Democratic move to "trying to unring a bell." He warned that Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. military commander in Iraq, would "have to surround himself with lawyers" to comply with the new resolution that senior Democrats are drafting.


Mr. Reid is starting to resemble the hunter in the old joke who keeps getting sodomized by the bear.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 24, 2007 9:06 AM
Comments

. . . but will he learn to enjoy it?

Posted by: obc at February 24, 2007 11:10 AM

Well, I missed that old joke. Is is funnier than this: How many Irish men does it take to screw in a lightbulb (incandescent!)? 16. 1 to hold the bulb, while 15 drink until the room starts to turn.

Posted by: AllenS at February 24, 2007 11:20 AM

Once again the Left and Dems show a lack of understanding of the Law of Unintended Consequences, in that "unringing [this] bell" will open the way for "unringing" all sorts of bells should the Stupid Party ever find themselves in possession of both 60 Senate seats and a spine.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 24, 2007 12:42 PM

I'll give you the 60 seats, but spine, nah.

Posted by: erp at February 24, 2007 2:06 PM

AllenS,

Just not true. Us real Irishmen can get that room spinning with a lot fewer guys.

Posted by: jdkelly at February 24, 2007 2:47 PM
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