Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

24 Jun 2002, 9:36 a.m.

Looking for frustrated sarcasm among our nation's elected leaders? Here ya…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Looking for frustrated sarcasm among our nation's elected leaders? Here ya go:

House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas) added, "I don't want to tie [the president's] hands, but I think he would want to get congressional approval."

Yeah, that whole War Powers Act and everything. Jeez. We're getting to the point where our parliament is as powerless as the Council in the Dungeons and Dragons movie.

Listening to Ben Folds Five, Whatever and Ever Amen. I'd forgotten how good it is. "Brick" gets better with age. It captures inevitability and despair quite well.

I'm resisting posting links from Blogdex because if you wanted lots of links to interesting web content you'd go there too. I do encourage you to visit Blogdex. I find at least one really worthwhile link on the front page every day.

Sabrina is a liar; she told me that there was nothing to do in New Orleans but drink. She must have been depressed when she told me that. Or just malicious.