Friday, June 11, 2010

This is what happens when you hold a dumb photo op

Congressman Anthony Weiner was holding a photo op today to protest the government's mohair subsidy and decided it would make a good picture if he brought a couple of goats out to Capitol Hill and invite the journalists. And one of the goats bit him! (Excuse me, nicked him with one of his horns.) That will teach him stop grandstanding photo ops. The cause is good. I'm all for ending the mohair subsidy, but it serves him right that the goats objected to serving as his props.

11 comments:

Pat Patterson said...

I had forgotten that mohair was still vital to the war effort. The war effort of World War I unfortunately. No blood for sauerkraut! Bring out doughboys home!

Bachbone said...

Thank goodness it was a goat! Their stomach, at least, is legendary for being able to digest the most distasteful things an animal can swallow. Someone should take pity on the goat, however, and have it watched by a Veterinarian for 24 hours to make sure biting a Democrat isn't beyond even its ability to tolerate stuff even goats normally wouldn't touch.

tfhr said...

I can't wait until Weiner decides to make a point on anything to do with alligators.

Locomotive Breath said...

Just for the record, the goat didn't bite but rather the Congresscritter got nicked by one of the horns. The goat is innocent and the Congresscritter just needs to stay away from livestock.

Rick Caird said...

Now, if only we can get his constituents to bite him, we will be rid of this fool.

tfhr said...

Locomotive Breath,

True, but we're a country of sheep in so many Congressmen's eyes.

tfhr said...

There's a movie titled The Men Who Stare at Goats, starring George Clooney. I've not seen it but I'm sure that it is somehow relevant to Congressman Weiner's efforts just as I'm sure there is a good joke to be found in the inspiration behind the photo op. Maybe he had just watched the flick and the Pee Wee Hermanesque Weiner wanted to impress his wife, Rhoda.

Pat Patterson said...

Rhoda married again? And Mary is still single? There is no justice in the world at all.

tfhr said...

Not sure if she's using Morgenstern or Morgenstern-Weiner or just plain Weiner. I guess the choice would be obvious.

Sokmnkee said...

A gored Weiner! Yeah, that's gonna leave a mark. All of a sudden I'm reminded of former President Bush reading "My Pet Goat." Bwahahaha!

equitus said...

What would the world be like if we didn't have goats - in the metaphorical sense?