Hung Out To Dry by F Russell Grumman
ITITY West Wing Watchdog
In a rare event the low profile organization of ultra-rich activists that calls itself the Paternal Order of Oligarchic Patriots has bestowed its highest honor recognizing political insensitivity upon House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Prior recipients of this award, acknowledging an extraordinary level of brazen hubris displayed by political figures, have included: Gerald Ford for telling New York to “Go to Hell,” Jessie Jackson for his famous “Hymie-Town” remark, and Trent Lott for wondering aloud how great it would have been if Strom Thurmond had been elected President in 1948 on his staunch segregationist platform.
“The line between political courage and completely insensitive stupidity, commonly referred to as the ‘Chris Christie boundary,’ is often unclear;” according to the award committee, “especially at the emotional moment the statement was spluttered.”
After telling the press that FEMA aid to catastrophe-stricken communities should be held hostage to more budget cuts, the award committee unanimously voted to bestow the prestigious and coveted Marie Antoinette Award to Cantor, who now joins the lofty ranks of Jackson and Thurmond.