Humor is hard to find these days in Washington. Don Surber, a former journalist who writes at his own blog and at Substack (https://donsurber.substack.com/) seems to have a knack for finding it. On January 29, I posted an article about his post about Republican Senator John Kennedy’s wit and wisdom. Well, his latest article compares many of the leading figures in Washington politics to Warner Brothers cartoon characters.
The post quotes an article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Don Surber writess:
I really enjoyed writing last Saturday’s column, “The Wit and Wisdom of John Kennedy, R-La.” Readers did too. One hipped me to the Times-Picayune’s “Who said it: Sen. John Kennedy or Foghorn Leghorn?” quiz.
Alas, the quiz disappeared down the Internet memory hole, but Boing Boing saved four who-said-it questions:
- “She has a billy goat brain and a mockingbird mouth.”
- “He’s tough as a boiled owl.”
- “He’s a hard dog to keep on the porch. He’s not a porch dog; he’s a running dog. He likes to do things his way.”
- “I’m not just talking to hear my head roar.”
Kennedy said the first three about (in order) Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and President Trump. The last one was all Foghorn. Yep, the senator is the rooster.
That got me to thinking. Who are some of the other Looney Tunes cartoon characters in that Loony Bin we call Washington?
Adam Schiff’s doppelganger is Marvin the Martian, the weirdo who wanted to blow up Earth to get a better view of Venus. Schiff is the weirdo who wants to blow up Trump to give Red China a better hold on America.
Please follow the link above to read the entire article. At this point, the best thing to do with Washington is laugh at it.