The reckless, incoherent strategy of a government shut down, day 1
Got up this morning to take my oldest to school and, because I indulged in a number of rum drinks last night, couldn’t find my car keys anywhere. And when, in a bit of a panic, I’ll admit, I dialed up Senator Udall’s office, some little punk of a staffer who answered his phone — when pressed to tell me where I’d left the stupid things (and yes, I explained to him that my not being able to find my keys would necessarily lead to a halt in my son’s education, and that I needed the Senator’s help for the children) — literally told me to get serious, then hung up on me.
– Which, don’t for a second think I’m going to forget this when the next ABC push poll asks me whom I blame for losing my car keys. The goddamn Republicans with their confusing and not terribly smart plan to shut down the government, that’s who.
I mean it’s one thing to be for principles in the abstract. But it’s quite another to lose your car keys and find that, because of the extremist TEA Party faction of the Republican Party, I may not be able to find my keys until I either sober up, or my youngest son shows up with the fob in his mouth.