The Czar appreciates your Volgi’s confidence in his analysis of the Senator Boxer (evidently a lightweight) discussion.
The Czar does not disagree with ‘Puter’s main point, though: this is something being stretched out of proportion to the one and only one individual wronged (BG Walsh). Basically, it annoys both ‘Puter and the Czar that—once again—the GOP and conservatives are still reacting to things that the Democrats, Liberals, and Obama administration are doing. Wrong, wrong, wrong! It seems that the GOP’s mission statement is “the opposite of whatever you guys do or say.” Instead of going after Boxer, how about taking point on Iran, North Korea, financial regulations, and healthcare and forcing them to react (like Reagan did), rather than lurking behind the arras to leap out with a timely gotcha every time a Democrat says something? Know what happened to Polonius?
After listening to the Boxer rebellion a fourth time, the Czar applied a little psychology to the exchange and thinks he understands the whole “I worked so hard” sigh.
Consider this: Boxer enters the Senate, and is constantly told “It’s a man’s world there, Barbara,” by every female friend she has in politics. She steels herself, ready to tell off the first male Senator who calls her sweetie, honey, or asks her to make coffee or nice-nice. With some selbstschadenfreude, though, all the men in the Senate—and the House, for that matter—treat her with equal respect and courtesy. Damn, but she’s got this whole condescending put-you-in-your-place speech ready about how hard she worked to become a Senator. Months tick by into years, and still nothing.
Then, some military pig calls her ma‘am a dozen times, like she’s somebody’s snobby wife at a country club. Now or never, right? Deliver the line! Coolness: that told him off big-time. Dumb males won’t mess with her again. She was hoping it would be a GOP Senator, a drunk Rep, or at least a cop on the Mall, but whatever: this Walsh creep will do just fine. And hey, cameras are on me, too!
Now it all makes sense. And in line with GorT’s 60% calculation, as well. The Czar tried to use the mind reading device when playing liar’s poker with the Mandarin, but it was still downloading updates to Windows Media Player 23000.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.