Weeping Senators, Part II
I've been following CRB's advice and not watching C-SPAN, so you'll have to help me out here. Is it true that Dick Durbin actually turned on the water works during his "apology?" If so, why? Is he weeping at the enormity of his blunder? The content of the apology itself doesn't seem to say so. Is he crying because he got caught? Because he thinks it will make him seem more "sincere?"
I don't know about you guys, but I've had about enough of the Senate floor turning into a goddamn blubberfest. For the love of God, people, pull yourselves together! Look, I'm not completely a cold-hearted bastard, but it's not like you're talking about how stem cells are needed to help people like your little nephew Billy, who's suffering from some dreadful, fatal disease that modern science lacks a treatment for. You're talking about a U.N. ambassador, for Christ's sake! Or the fact that a terrorist had to listen to Christina Aguilera! Good God, men, get it together! What are the terrorists going to think when they see our nation's leaders on Al Jazeera every night, mewling like jilted schoolgirls?
And for those of you who think I'm being too tough here, I will leave you with the immortal words of Jack Handy: "It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man."