Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mean Streak

Watching the inauguration yesterday, when they showed Dick Cheney in a wheelchair with a cane across his lap, all I could think of was that old Saturday Night Live skit of the supposed "alternate ending" to It's a Wonderful Life, where George Bailey and an angry mob of townspeople stormed Mr. Potter's house, dumped him out of his wheelchair, and kicked the living daylights out of him.

And I wasn't alone; some of my co-workers were snickering about how the White House aides should just eschew the wheelchair ramp, find a nice long set of stairs, and give the chair a little nudge.

Gosh, we're mean.

4 comments:

Bridgett said...

Unfortunately, made me think of Dr. Strangelove.

Bridgett said...

Because I am not such a nice person, actually....

(the captcha word is "chany" -- I shit you not.)

rockygrace said...

You know, if Cheney hadn't been such a rat bastard during his time in office, I doubt I'd be wanting to kick the shit out of him so badly right now.

FightAgainstRedTape said...

I don't think there's anyone in British politics who makes me feel like that right now.

But Margaret Thatcher... oooooh, there was a malignancy.