Gail Collins is one of the funniest political satirists around. And in tonight’s column she really outdoes herself. It helps if you’re a political junkie, but I think just about anyone will find this hilarious:
In the fervor of the final week of the campaign, [Senator Lindsey] Graham basically promised to drown himself if Barack Obama took North Carolina [Obama won the state]. When I wrote that we did not really expect Graham to follow through, a number of readers took exception.
“A promise is a promise,” wrote John Kaseley of Bonita Springs, Fla.
Collins continues with a discussion of Joe Lieberman’s political predicament in a Senate dominated by Democrats who hate his guts:
Lieberman…apparently is demanding that he also be allowed to keep his chairmanship of the homeland security committee. CNN reported that he turned down appointments to less prestigious posts and went home to mull his options. I know what you’re wondering, but Lieberman did not promise to drown himself if Connecticut failed to go for John McCain [it didn’t].
My excerpts don’t do it justice, so I urge you to read the whole thing. We all need a few good belly laughs amidst the hard times we’re facing as a nation.