Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Yankees Lose In Four? Blame The Clenis

Now, we're as much into passing the buck as the next fellow. In fact, we have been known to wear gloves to work so we don't get blisters from moving the Benjamins on through, but we have to say, the current administration's penchant for blaming everything on Clinton is getting a little old. We mean, it's been six years now, wouldn't it be logical to assume that the president's boys could have done something on their own, like, oh we don't know, invade a country for no particular reason.

In what sounded to many Washington ears yesterday like an early shot in the 2008 presidential campaign, Senator John McCain (R-Say Anything) singled out Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-Wiffle Bat) as he denounced the Clinton administration's policies toward North Korea. "Sure I know she wasn't the president, but she's a Clinton isn't she?"

"I would remind Senator Clinton and other Democrats critical of Bush administration policies that the framework agreement her husband's administration negotiated was a failure," McCain said. "Of course the talks were ongoing, nobody was dying, no countries were invaded, our government ran a surplus because it didn't have to pay for a useless war, and it turns out Iraq was being kept in check by UN Inspectors. But other than that the Clinton administration was an unmitigated disaster."

Aides said McCain was responding to Hillary Clinton's comments. "Senator Clinton pointed out that since Bush has come into office both North Korea and Iran have pushed their nuclear programs forward, American foreign policy seems to be more concerned with Prada than Pyongyang, and Senator McCain has facilitated the wholesale abandonment of the Constitution. But other than that, the Bush administration seems to be doing a bang up job," an aide to Clinton said.

"Yeah. Well, if Clinton hadn't let Osama escape at Tora Bora we wouldn't need to trash the Constitution," McCain told reporters. When he was told it was Bush who let Osama go at Tora Bora he replied that "Tora Bora wouldn't have mattered if Clinton had prevented 9/11. When told that Clinton had given the Bush administration information that could have led to the prevention of 9/11 McCain said he was "very tired" and was going back to the Straight Talk Express to lie down.

McCain and fellow Republicans left little doubt that his remarks were made with an eye on presidential politics, which will move to center stage after the Nov. 7 midterm elections. "Look, the last thing we want to do is talk about republican policies," said an Aide to McCain. "Heck, after the elections we're not even sure there'll be any republicans in Congress. Bill and Hillary are all we got."

House Majority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio said in a statement McCain "is absolutely right." Congressional Democrats, he said, "haven't learned a thing from the mistakes the Clinton administration made with respect to North Korea. It's been our policy to do absolutely nothing with regards to North Korea for the last six years just so American voters can see how screwed up Clinton's policy was."

Reached at his Crawford ranch president Bush said, "My buddy Bandar says not to worry. North Korea ain't got no oil. Now watch this drive."

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