And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for ... This week's “What A Maroon” award goes to...
SEN. BARBARA BOXER
The senator is outraged, outraged that dastardly Republicans are even thinking about trimming the bloated federal budget. The GOP, the left-wing Democrat shrilly asserts in her own special way, is on a “V-E-N-D-E-T-T-A”!
That’s right, a vendetta, a “vendetta against health care” and a “vendetta against clean energy.” But there was even worse to come, as she made the most frightening accusation of all — Republicans, she said, have a “vendetta against Elmo.”
True, House Republicans did vote to defund public broadcasting, although it’s blatantly left-wing bias probably had more to do with it than a kid’s show. But the good senator has always been adept at demonizing her opponents and skirting inconvenient truths.
“Vendetta against Elmo,” indeed!
WHAT A MAROON!
In honor of the great American philosopher Bugs Bunny who first coined the phrase, I’ve decided to present the “What A Maroon” award each week to the politician, organization or celebrity who makes the most sand-poundingly stupid statement of recent days.