Friday, May 11, 2007

McConnell Finally Gets His Halo as Graham and Martinez Seethe Jealously

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, flanked by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, and Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 10,2007, after a conference to discuss immigration reform. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

Oh, they just love standing there and talking, and the photographers know that with just a wee bit of appropriately deferential kneeling --hey, presto!-- instant halo. Everybody wants one.

Look again, though, and you can see the tragic consequence of this perhaps undeserved glory: McConnell is clearly transforming into a frog.

And that's too bad, because it's usually a good idea to go for the halo shot. Where did Mitch get the idea to go for it? Two-and-a-half weeks ago, from --who else?-- Dick Cheney:

Vice President Cheney speaks about the war in Iraq on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 24, 2007 as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stands at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

OMGOMGOMG, but speaking of Mitch McConnell? OMG. Here's one you may have missed: do you know who he took to the Queen Party™? He took that Elaine Chao lady, you know that one who is the Secretary of Labor and, I think, a famous comedian or something? Ew:

Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walk through the Booksellers Area as they arrive for the State Dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Monday, May 7, 2007, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Are they serious? I mean... just ew.


Anonymous said...

"Booksellers Area"?

Like at a trade show? Guess there's more to being a Grand State Event™ protocol officer than I realized.

Next he walked her through the magic eye poster vendors and over to the free cotton candy machine. ("Skip the claw, though, it's a rip off." "Thanks, Senator.")

Speaking of the white house showing off it's class -- Is that tux ill-fitting, or am I that unskilled in white tie fashion?

Sparkle Pony Friends want to know.

Matty Boy said...

The white tie tux is NOT ill-fitting. It is assumed that when you go to such a function, you will have to wade through a moat 6 to 8 inches deep, hence the height of Mitch's pant cuffs.

It's also common practice to bring an Asian hooker, but that really has very little to do with fashion.

Sadly for Our Bent Dick, that thing he has in his neck means that even the halo he so richly deserves doesn't fit as well as it should. Oh, the burdens of command!

Charles T. Moran said...

FYI, Mitch and Elaine are married...

No Marsupial Equivalent said...

Is McConnell checking out Cheney's man boobs?

Fran said...

All I can utter is what has already been said.... ew!

This is Rome before the fall without a doubt. All we are missing is the vomitorium. I wish I had one after seeing Mr and Mrs Ew!

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

FYI, Mitch and Elaine are married...

Ew, ew, ewwww! To each other?

I guess I could have researched that, but this isn't that kind of blog.

Terry said...

Wasn't she some kind of mail order bride?

jolie said...

seriously?? the chao and mcconnell - they're married?!

as our venerable PSP has already said: "ewwwwwwwww"

Fran said...

And people oppose GAY MARRIAGE and yet this kind of crap gets to happen.


So so so wrong.

Lulu Maude said...

Doesn't the Dickster look like Lady Liberty without the torch n stuff?