The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz reports on Syrian/Washington developments

I hadn’t known of Andy Borowitz’s satirical pieces for the New Yorker until last week, but he’s very funny, so I signed up for his weekly (?) feed. Here’s part of his latest.

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Aides to President Obama said today that he was “visibly shaken” after receiving support from House Speaker John Boehner for his Syria campaign, adding that the Speaker’s vote of confidence was “making him rethink the whole thing.”

An aide to Mr. Obama, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that he was in the Oval Office with the President when he got the call from Mr. Boehner: “As it became clear that Boehner was going to support him on this, he looked more and more stunned. He was trying to stay calm and all but you could see that he was really taken aback.”

After putting down the phone with Mr. Boehner, the President reportedly told aides, “Boehner’s supporting it. That’s so weird. This is still a good idea, right?”

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  1. Hi Chris-Thoughts on 20 West End Ave in OG? New listing, new construction.

  2. Libertarian Advocate

    Staggering if true and just proof certain that the skinning cretin is completely unfit for the job.

  3. Tokenekebozo

    A prediction-you will quickly tire of Borowitz. Dollar Bill and his crowd are his fanbase. You’ll see.

  4. It’s really difficult to satirize the current bunch of pols — in both parties — because today’s joke is tomorrow’s reality. For example, Barry’s “red line” denial; is he really stupid enough to have forgotten having said that / read that from a teleprompter? Well, yeah, maybe so, but is it really just stupidity, or is he a pathological liar who knows he can rely on the MSM to provide cover for his blatant prevarications and is immune from impeachment for one simple reason (anyone who says he doesn’t know what reason that is has as strained a relationship with truth as does Barry)? Or is it both?

    To paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, another source of unintentional humor: We have to bomb Syria to find out whether we should bomb them. Personally, I think Barry’s response to the Syrian situation should be to fax Assad a picture of his Nobel ‘Peace’ Prize… and then wait for 3 and a half years.

    • Check out Best of the Web today for (a) the exact Barry quote from 2012, and (b) a letter published in the NYT praising his Holiness for sending the Syrian assault issue to Congress and bemoaning the failure of Bush to do the same thing. But, you say, Bush did get authorization from Congress – Kerry and Clinton both voted in favor of it! Never happened; not in ObamLand.