It's Saturday, it's hot, and it's time for some humor after a week of intense, soul-sucking news. Thankfully, California Representative Tony Cárdenas has given us some.
Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) is prepared to toss the likes of former IRS official Lois Lerner, U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder and White House political adviser David Simas into water to see if they’ll sink or swim. An aboveground pool (naturally, it would be unrealistic to have an inground one) would be placed inside the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing room.
“We are picking winners and losers, when it is clearly obvious that witches can only be found by dunking them in water. If they float they’re a witch. If they don’t, installing a pool will allow us to retrieve the non-witch before he or she drowns,” Cárdenas said in an actual press release. “Like the Chairman, I am interested in effective government oversight and reform. This pool will allow that to take place, wasting far fewer taxpayer dollars in the process.”
Cárdenas proposes the new pool be called the: “Senator Joseph R. McCarthy Memorial Truth Pond.” The words of former head counsel for the U.S. Army, Joseph N. Welch, who asked McCarthy, “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?” would be enshrined on a plaque.
I like it. Who should we toss in there first?