July 11, 2003
That's the picture I was looking for on Monday. The caption reads
Democratic supporters in the state House gallery donned white socks as hand puppets to mock Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, as he debated his redistricting plan Monday. Every time King spoke, the little white mouths flapped.
UPDATE: Damn. One link from Calpundit has been worth about a thousand referrals today. Even without the addition of Google traffic in Sitemeter, this has been my best day by far. With this, plus the Google referrals, plus the spike I'd already been getting this week before all that, it's gonna look like I'm gaming the traffic rankings (I'm up from #99 to #84 today, and will surely climb higher through the weekend). If nothing else, this is a clear example of why Sitemeter's seven day average is not the best measuring stick, just the best one we happen to have.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 11, 2003 to Killer D's
I'm surprised by all the CalPundit commenters who insist that this is not funny at all.
It's great symbolic comedy. I can't believe that this isn't striking people as intelligently humorous. Especially when Toby Keith's Photoshopping work of the Dixie Chicks' consorting with Saddam Hussein was received with cheers.
The Democrats' supporters are pointing out that this redistricting plan came from DeLay and that Craddick was following DeLay's orders instead of listening to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the only one of the trio (Craddick, Perry, Dewhurst) who's got more sense than a pea.
I suppose they could have brought in a huge balloon face of DeLay smiling down on the proceedings like God (in His bug-smiting mode), but that would have been less participative.
After reading all those prune-faced comments from John Cole and Ricky West, PG, all I can say is that perhaps Comrade Reynolds was mistaken when he said that right-wingers had better senses of humor than left-wingers. You sure couldn't tell by those guys.
The 'sock puppet' photo is hysterical, but the footage shown on MSNBC of Bush in Africa, sitting front row in front of fornicating elephants is priceless.
this sucks because iyt didnt have any pictures! so for next time have some pictures pleaseand thank you!