The Wonderful Wizard of US

In yesterday's debate over detainee tribunals, the stupidest remark of the day went to Candice Miller (R. MI) who, after proudly announcing her utter lack of qualifications, opined that congress should just ratify illegal Defense Department policies and move on. In contrast, Barney Frank (D. MA) smartly observed that the tension between the House and Senate is the main dynamic of politics this year and that the chambers resemble characters from Wizard of Oz -
The House thinks the Senate is the cowardly lion, and the Senate thinks the House is the scarecrow without a brain...
But here at Blognonymous we say: Similarities between the US government and the famous children's novels don't stop there. We could easily populate the whole book:
    The Cowardly Lion: The US Senate - Full of bluster, sound and fury, but little else

    The Scarecrow: The US House of Representatives - Brainless, senseless, clueless

    The Tin Woodsman: Vice President Cheney - Lacking even the smallest modicum of sympathy that you get from having a heart

    The Wicked Witch of the White House: Karl Rove - Willing to release the flying monkeys at the smallest provocation

    Feingold The Good Witch of North: Willing to take all kinds of principled stands, but it's still not clear whether or not he can get Dorothy home

    The Wicked Witch of the Hill: Tom DeLay - The house has already been dropped on him

    The Munchkins: The Political Right - Following the yellow alert level right to the emerald Islamic quagmire

    Dorothy: The Political Left - Hoping to make it home in the midterms
...and you knew this was coming...
    The Wizard of US: President Bush - Secretive, paranoid, grasping at the levers of power but not really knowing what they do


Alas, if only we vould wake up from the nightmare...
Excellent casting! The Feingold part is my favorite.

Cartledge, if you wake up, please wake me too. This is the worst nightmare I've ever had.
PoP, Cartledge, the only way were going to wake from this is if the Good Witch gives us some Ruby Subpoenas.

There's no place like jail. There's no place like jail.
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"

If Dorothy represents the Democratic party, I hereby cast Hillary Clinton as the Apple Tree:

Scarecrow: Come along Dorothy. You don't want any of those apples.

Apple Tree: Are you hinting my apples aren't what they ought to be?

Scarecrow: Oh, no! It's just that she doesn't like little green worms!
The Flying monkeys:Department of Homeland Security
The witch's palace guard-The corporate media
"She had us under a spell"
Can't we get that house to fall on the right evildoers? I think Cheney needs to be on the receiving end of the water that'll melt him. Tin Man's too good for him.
So you think that Cheney's the Wicked Witch, huh NBfH? I could go for that.

Snave, Lew, I think that we've got enough cast now that we're ready to go off Broadway...way, Way, WAY off Broadway.
Excellent! Somebody call Glenda!

I don't know if you've seen this-just in case you haven't:
I knew we weren't in Kansas anymore, but shit, I love this post. I remember going to a street party one year long ago when the Emperor Bush was defeated by a then yet unmolested Bill Clinton...and the folk were all chanting, "Ding Dong the Witch is dead..."

Who would have guessed the offspring of said witch would become the W O' US.

Blog on KVatch....blog on all.
Wow! This great, right on.
Windspike, Mary...thanks! I'd love to be chanting, "There's no place like jail," sometime soon. But admittedly, my stuff is little league compared to that link that Sue added. Thanks Sue! You should really take a look at this. So much Photoshopping! I'm in awe. The pictures of Condi alone (as the Wicked Witch) are worth the trip.
Absolutely brilliant.
Incredible! Ozolutely fantastic!
Praguetwin, TPM...thanks. This one was fun to write.
I love the Wizard of Oz analogy! Well done, Kvatch.
The Wizard of the U.S. wants everyone to think he's big and strong, but he's really a pathetic, little twerp hiding behind a curtain.
Thanks Elsa and Erika...welcome. You're so right. He's just trying to keep everybody from noticing him.

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