Tuesday, October 31, 2006

My Precioussss...

This is just telling on so many levels...
Julie Mason of the Houston Chronicle writes in her pool report from Air Force One, on the way back from Texas back to Washington yesterday: "En route, Karl Rove appeared in the press cabin, brandishing a round tin filled with chocolate-covered pecans. Those who daintily took just one were admonished by the bearer to 'take more, take more.' He made a quick round of the cabin and paused on his way back out to declare, 'Sweets for my sweets.'"
Just how many chocolate-covered nuts will it take to get the White House press corps (and the rest of the media, for that matter) to start doing their damn jobs and challenging the Republican spin instead of channeling it? I'll be happy to take up a collection, even I have to get a whole tin for each reporter. Hell, I'll even throw in some cocktail weenies if it helps remind them that they are not Karl Rove's huckleberry.

6 comments:

spocko said...

People always talk about the carrot and the stick, forgetting that most people don't like carrots.

So it's the Chocolate and the...
What? When I was talking to Eric Boehlert about his book Lapdogs I said I'd love to hear MORE stories about how the White House punishes the press that don't fall into line.
And as every good bully knows, you beat up a couple and all the others won't dare risk a confrontation.

echidne said...

I would eat the chocolates, all of them, and then I'd write a nasty piece on the Viking-wannabe. But then I'm not from the values party.

Eli said...

So it's the Chocolate and the...
What?


Atomic Swirly-Wedgie.


I would eat the chocolates, all of them, and then I'd write a nasty piece on the Viking-wannabe. But then I'm not from the values party.

You can be in my party. I'll provide plenty of chocolate and you can write whatever you want.

Sanjay said...

Must be something this sensation of eating chocolate through one orifice while others are being used to recieve less pleasurable things!

Eli said...

I was toying with some riffs on "chocolate-covered nuts", but my dad reads this...

oldwhitelady said...

I'm sure the media and WHpress corps loved it. If you manage to get them to start doing their jobs, I would happily donate to your collection!