Tuesday, December 09, 2003

I was disgusted to read in Plastic Christmas Tree Shakes Texas Politics that "The speaker of the Texas House of Representatives is under fire and having his Lone Star State pride questioned, all because he decorated the House floor with a giant made-in-China plastic Christmas tree. The state's tree growers are up in arms and crying 'Bah Humbug' over the 15-foot polyvinyl chloride tree that Speaker Tom Craddick, a Republican from the west Texas town of Midland, had installed on the House floor."

But why would the endangered plant loving liberals object to a reusable tree that saves a real one from being chopped down? They've never been friends of our noble clearcutters. Is it the cheap Chinese labor used to build this decorative object? No, their objection is closer to home than that. "Maintenance crews at the House are happy about the plastic model because they do not have to clean up pine needles or fend off the occasional bug."

You know what that means. Someone is going to get laid off from a cushy capitol job, and it's probably going to be a holdover Democrat. Their pious protests are just a cover for preserving patronage. Thank heavens Tom Delay's redistricting will reduce their future options for Texas pork barrel jobs.

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