Wednesday, June 22, 2005

This Week's Punk Award

Yes, I decided that I will choose the worst Punk each week and showcase his or her Punkery for all the non-Punk world to see.

And this week's (yeah, yeah, I know it's only Wednesday, but this was a no-brainer) Punk Award goes to Senator Richard 'Dick' Durbin, D-IL.

Last week, Sen. Durbin made a statement that caused many in the Senate and a lot of Republican apologists to go all vaporish. He essentially said that our treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay's Camp X-Ray was close to the treatment meted out in German-occupied Europe back in the 40s, the Soviet Far East in the 20s-80s, and Cambodia in the 80s (that's Nazis, Gulags and Pol Pot for those who need a pointer).

At the time, I was pleased that Durbin refused to apologize or retract his comments. But apparently the attack dogs in the media and in the Senate finally broke him. It started with his "clarifying" his statement, and ended with his emotional apology on the Senate floor yesterday.

It was sad to see a United States Senator bend over like a soggy taco or a three-dollar crack whore with an anal fetish. But then again, maybe not; we've gotten used to seeing Our Elected Representatives get down on their knees and beg for the Hits of Black Acid, or vie for the opportunity to suckle like pigs on a sow's teat.

Strange days are ahead.


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