Friday, September 02, 2005

Brain-sucking zombies

Back in the Thatcher era, British comedian Alexei Sayle had a joke that went something like this:

"Did you ever notice how people always hate whoever's in charge of the government, until the next one comes along and then the previous one starts looking good by comparison? Well, just how bad will the next Prime Minister have to be to make us miss Margaret Thatcher? 'Oo-er, I used to hate that Mrs. Thatcher...but ever since the brain-sucking zombies from Venus arrived and one of them became Prime Minister and it goes around sucking people's brains out of their heads, she doesn't seem so bad!'"

I mention this because just now I read a quote from Newt Gingrich:

"I think it puts into question all of the Homeland Security and Northern Command planning for the last four years, because if we can't respond faster than this to an event we saw coming across the Gulf for days, then why do we think we're prepared to respond to a nuclear or biological attack?"

So now I know the brain-sucking zombies from Venus must be in charge...because all of a sudden Newt seems sensible by comparison.

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