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Weepin' Dick Durbin Revisited

By Al Schumann on Wednesday October 24, 2007 03:45 PM

Via Who Is IOZ

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) apologized to the House Tuesday for controversial comments he made about the Iraq war, following an unsuccessful attempt by House Republican leaders to publicly censure the 18-term lawmaker. “I want to apologize to my colleagues — many of whom I have offended — to the president and his family and to the troops,” Stark said. He added that he hoped the apology would allow him to “become as insignificant as I should be” as the House moves forward on critical, divisive issues. Stark then left the podium, wiping away tears as Democratic colleagues surrounded him with supportive handshakes.

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Oh, for pity's sake. Is there no end to the lachrymose, groveling, nebbish routine? By the time Hillary takes office, most of the Democrats will have wept. Those that vote for them should consider stocking up on kleenex.

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"By the time Hillary takes office, most of the Democrats will have wept "

might u not paint here
senior scruggs
with too broad if not
too savage a brush swipe

the stark calprog fraudhopper wing
need to weep and weep and weep some more
till the reflection pool drawns
the marble lincoln

but shit don't they
then just race off
to their easy on top
generous majority
and hop in green hot tub
for some tepid relaxo solice

but st hill et al
the nationally electable wing

they want to make YOU weep bucko


Oh, I agree on the need for, and desirability of, much more weeping. It's the farcical show trial tears that annoy me. There comes a point where the point of these little displays is more than a disciplinary shivaree for the home audience and the penitent offender. It's designed to deaden any sensbilities either might retain.

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