Friday, June 30, 2006

Here's a couple random old posts from the early days of B&P... enjoy!

DeMint "giddy" about upcoming film

Below: Sen. DeMint (R-SC) holds his advance tickets for Rent.

B & P News - Washington


South Carolina's junior senator, Jim DeMint, has described himself as "absolutely giddy" about the upcoming big screen release of the hit Broadway musical Rent. "I've seen the live show at least seven times," the Republican told reporters last week. "You better believe I already have my tickets for the movie version."

DeMint's affinity for Rent, a story which tackles such controversial issues as homosexuality and AIDS, came as a surprise to many of his conservative constituents, but not to his peers in Congress.

"Oh God, he's a huge Rent fan," said Senator Lindsey Graham. "He knows every word. I haven't seen him this excited since the director's cut of The Birdcage came out on DVD."

DeMint, who drew fire for speaking against homosexual teachers during his senatorial campaign, is a much misunderstood senator, according to Congressman Joe Wilson. "That self-righteous, pious Jim - that wasn't the real him," said Wilson. "It's just a role he played to get elected. It's part of the job."

"He's always trying to get us to come over and watch Will & Grace," Wilson continued. "And eat his 'fantastic quiche.' It's a little weird."

Rent is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner. It opens in theaters nationwide on November 23rd.

Governor endorses Floyd's views on education
Sanford displays Pink Floyd's The Wall
We don’t need no thought control, says Sanford at press conference

B & P News - Columbia

Governor Mark Sanford held a press conference yesterday to give his official endorsement to the education agenda of the classic rock band Pink Floyd.

“We don’t need no education,” said Sanford to an enthusiastic group of homeschoolers and stoners. “We don’t need no thought control.”

The governor’s remarks got a warm reception by most of the attendees, some of whom joined Sanford for a brief game of hacky-sack after the speech. Others were not so pleased.

“He was supposed to be endorsing Karen Floyd for Superintendent of Education,” said spokesman Joel Sawyer. “Instead he’s up there reciting 'Another Brick in the Wall.' I mean, it’s called shorthand, jackass. Help me out here.”

The speech echoed many of the governor's previous sentiments regarding public schools, and some political insiders say they were not surprised with the Sanford’s familiarity with the influential band.

"My husband loves classic rock," said First Lady Jenny Sanford. "He must have listened to Wings' 'Live and Let Die' like a hundred times while he was working on his Medicaid proposal."

“He’s a huge Floyd fan,” agreed Lt. Governor Andre Bauer. “At the mansion he tried to make me watch the Wizard of Oz while Dark Side of the Moon played in the background. I was like, 'No thanks, Captain Trips'."

6 comments:

Rob W. said...

That Sanford piece makes me laugh.

Uncle Zoloft said...

2,890,800 minutes until DeMint is out of office.

Strom fan said...

Dear Uncle

Fortunately for America, becuase he's from South Carolina Senator DeMint has a lifetime appointment.

Learn to love it.

Uncle Zoloft said...

Dear Strom Fan,

Just because DeMint & Co. have moved to Charleston that does not secure him a lifetime appointment, yet. He first must switch parties, birth a child out of wedlock - keep it a secret, divorce his current wife, marry Miss Teen SC, birth mo childrens, play grab ass with every female within grabbing distance and die his hair a carrot colored orange.

There's still hope.

... and really, could anyone ever match Strom?

I'm lovin' it!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! » » »

Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. » » »