Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm No Nail!

I am home sick, bored and watching "The View". Normally, I wouldn't comment about the show but Whoopi Goldberg just read a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa that sounds like it was written by a 10 year old. Actually, there were two tweets, Whoopi just read them together:

"Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us 'time to deliver' on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND."

"Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said 'time to delivr on healthcare' When you are a 'hammer' u think everything is NAIL I'm no NAIL."

While my mind screams "No U.S. Senator would write such drivel knowing it will hit the internet within nanoseconds", my common sense tells me to slap myself upside the head and get real. This is America. We admire uneducated political demagogues who speechify.

I quickly googled "Grassley tweet" to see if the quote were intact and accurate and came across this hilarious post from The Political Carnival. I've just added this blog to my list.

Oh, and if you want more bon mots from Senator Grassley, go here.


Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

I have heard this all morning on MSNBC, and I no longer know what to say. My fear - it is only going to get worse. I really am going to have to stop listening to what the GOP is saying, everything coming out of their mouths is so juvenile.
I do not think they are going to find any better out there than what they have. My hope is they do not get it together.

Baino said...

O Hai ..Isn't Obama the PRESIDENT? Isn't it his job to be the hammer! I don't know Grassley but he sounds like a right knob! And a self-incriminating one at that!

Brian Miller said...

oh the dangers of modern tech...enables us to shoot off our mouths before we ever think. (shakes his head)

Unknown said...

His 'tweet' didn't even sound like a 'tweet'. It sounded like he just arrived from another country and hopped off the boat as someone handed him a foreign object (cell phone)and he didn't really know what to do with it. He's a twit, but a dangerous one.

California Girl said...

Sixpence: ditto

Baino: I believe Obama IS the President and that makes him the HAMMER.

Brian: While I would like to think the Tweet lacked forethought, I'm sure it was calculated. Any press is better than no press and these days, it's all about exposure, at any cost.

Susan: How the heck did I miss the opportunity to call him a Twit?

Cuppa Jo said...

One might hope that it was some child who happened to tweet instead of the actual senator. I've a friend who tweets for Seal, but then Seal isn't a politician. Still technology has enabled us to show the world how stupid we can be.

California Girl said...

Cuppa: doubt it. I think these guys love to "tweet" their own horns.