unless you are “one of those” Americans who don’t care.
Okay, maybe it’s not that earth shattering, but pretty close!
Rolling Stone Magazine actually published an article that speaks lowly of ::gasp:: Democrats ::swoons::! I know, right? Did you feel the earth move too?
While it’s not ground-breaking, hard-hitting news, here’s an excerpt of what the Ragish – I mean Rolling – Stone has to say about Governor Blagojevich and the Democrats handling of him:
God knows if any of this is the president’s fault, but in their handling of the preposterous scandal surrounding Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, the Democratic Party leaders under Barack Obama have brought us all hurtling back to the nightmarish prevarication of the Clinton years — those horrifying days when the party’s enduring inability to act decisively allowed Barnum-esque con men like Ken Starr to hold all of America hostage.
Go here to see the skit from SNL. Look quick, Soros is out to get them all eradicated!! Be patient… there’s lots of traffic on the site right now so loading is a bit slow. It is worth the wait!
(MEGA HT to Pat Dollard for posting on his personal server)
UPDATE: NBC has posted the “new” version of this skit on their site. AND it appears George Soros wasn’t the culprit… it now appears it was the Sandlers who protested!! From Sweetness & Light:
In the skit, a parody of a C-SPAN news conference replay, the Sandlers express puzzlement over why Pelosi invited them as victims because they’re really delighted with their fortune and laughingly see Wachovia Bank as the victim. A graphic beneath the Sandlers says, “People who should be shot.”
Monday NBC mysteriously yanked the skit’s video from the network’s website, fueling online rumors the show was caving to pressures from well-connected Democrats.
The video was later reposted and a spokesman explained “upon review we caught certain elements in the sketch that didn’t meet our standards. We took it down and made some minor changes.”
In an interview with Gold, the show’s executive producer, Lorne Michaels, said the Sandlers were distraught but had not demanded the changes. He noted the “People who should be shot” line was deleted as was a reference to their “corrupt activities.”
But a comparison of the two versions shows that actually a little more than that was cut. What also was excised was any mention of the involvement of Massachusetts’ Rep. Frank in the Sandler subprime mess.
Frank is the influential chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and an ardent political protector of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which participated in the subprime problem.
In the original skit Sandler addresses Frank, saying, “And thank you, Congressman Frank, as well as many Republicans for helping block Congressional oversight of our corrupt activities.”
To which Frank replies enthusiastically, “Not at all!”
All that’s gone in the new version…
Forever, in my mind, to be known as “The Wall of Shame” for those voting Yes
Alabama: Sessions (R) No; Shelby (R) No.
Alaska: Murkowski (R) Yes; Stevens (R) Yes.
Arizona: Kyl (R) Yes; McCain (R) Yes.
Arkansas: Lincoln (D) Yes; Pryor (D) Yes.
California: Boxer (D) Yes; Feinstein (D) Yes.
Colorado: Allard (R) No; Salazar (D) Yes.
Connecticut: Dodd (D) Yes; Lieberman (I) Yes.
Delaware: Biden (D) Yes; Carper (D) Yes.
Florida: Martinez (R) Yes; Nelson (D) No.
Georgia: Chambliss (R) Yes; Isakson (R) Yes.
Hawaii: Akaka (D) Yes; Inouye (D) Yes.
Idaho: Craig (R) Yes; Crapo (R) No.
Illinois: Durbin (D) Yes; Obama (D) Yes.
Indiana: Bayh (D) Yes; Lugar (R) Yes.
Iowa: Grassley (R) Yes; Harkin (D) Yes.
Kansas: Brownback (R) No; Roberts (R) No.
Kentucky: Bunning (R) No; McConnell (R) Yes.
Louisiana: Landrieu (D) No; Vitter (R) No.
Maine: Collins (R) Yes; Snowe (R) Yes.
Maryland: Cardin (D) Yes; Mikulski (D) Yes.
Massachusetts: Kennedy (D) Not Voting; Kerry (D) Yes.
Michigan: Levin (D) Yes; Stabenow (D) No.
Minnesota: Coleman (R) Yes; Klobuchar (D) Yes.
Mississippi: Cochran (R) No; Wicker (R) No.
Missouri: Bond (R) Yes; McCaskill (D) Yes.
Montana: Baucus (D) Yes; Tester (D) No.
Nebraska: Hagel (R) Yes; Nelson (D) Yes.
Nevada: Ensign (R) Yes; Reid (D) Yes.
New Hampshire: Gregg (R) Yes; Sununu (R) Yes.
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D) Yes; Menendez (D) Yes.
New Mexico: Bingaman (D) Yes; Domenici (R) Yes.
New York: Clinton (D) Yes; Schumer (D) Yes.
North Carolina: Burr (R) Yes; Dole (R) No.
North Dakota: Conrad (D) Yes; Dorgan (D) No.
Ohio: Brown (D) Yes; Voinovich (R) Yes.
Oklahoma: Coburn (R) Yes; Inhofe (R) No.
Oregon: Smith (R) Yes; Wyden (D) No.
Pennsylvania: Casey (D) Yes; Specter (R) Yes.
Rhode Island: Reed (D) Yes; Whitehouse (D) Yes.
South Carolina: DeMint (R) No; Graham (R) Yes.
South Dakota: Johnson (D) No; Thune (R) Yes.
Tennessee: Alexander (R) Yes; Corker (R) Yes.
Texas: Cornyn (R) Yes; Hutchison (R) Yes.
Utah: Bennett (R) Yes; Hatch (R) Yes.
Vermont: Leahy (D) Yes; Sanders (I) No.
Virginia: Warner (R) Yes; Webb (D) Yes.
Washington: Cantwell (D) No; Murray (D) Yes.
West Virginia: Byrd (D) Yes; Rockefeller (D) Yes.
Wisconsin: Feingold (D) No; Kohl (D) Yes.
Wyoming: Barrasso (R) No; Enzi (R) No.