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Wicked witch of the Hill


Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, with a makeup job from Mike Tidmus.

The Blend’s favorite P’shop wizard has a lot to say about the unhinged performance of Congresswoman Jean Schmidt on Friday slagging war veteran Congressman John Murtha. I couldn’t have summed up the vapid, insulting nonsense better than Mike:

With a killer competency rating of 34%, President Artful-Dodger, Commander Codpiece himself, speaking on Veterans Day : “While it’s perfectly legitimate to criticize my decision or the conduct of the war, it is deeply irresponsible to rewrite the history of how that war began. Some Democrats and anti-war critics are now claiming we manipulated the intelligence and misled the American people about why we went to war.”

Vice-President I-Had-Other-Priorities-and-Five-Deferments : “The president and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory or their backbone — but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.”

Besides, if there’s going to be any rewriting of history, Karl Rove will handle it. He made it all up the first time.


Hopped up on all that pointless Republican testosterone, Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, addressing the US Congress, decided to “swift boat” Democratic Congressman John Murtha, who this week called on the US to hand Iraq over to the Iraqis :

“Yesterday I stood at Arlington National Cemetery attending the funeral of a young marine in my district. He believed in what we were doing is the right thing and had the courage to lay his life on the line to do it. A few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp, Ohio Representative from the 88th district in the House of Representatives. He asked me to send Congress a message: Stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message, that cowards cut and run, Marines never do. Danny and the rest of America and the world want the assurance from this body — that we will see this through.”

…Thankfully, Congressman John Murtha scored a direct hit : “I like guys who’ve never been there that criticize us who’ve been there. I like that. I like guys who got five deferments and never been there and send people to war, and then don’t like to hear suggestions about what needs to be done.”

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