Friday, December 15, 2006

Life Imitates Comedy, Irony Gasps for Breath

OK, folks, this will be a short one, but given my history with immigration stuff I couldn't let this one pass. Months ago when the nativist Right was making noise about a border fence, the Austin American-Statesman's humor columnist John Kelso wrote a funny editorial asking, "Who would build it?" George Lopez apparently had the same idea. Now, NPR reports that, yes indeed, the contractor hired to erect the border fence is being fined for hiring undocumented workers. Its executives may face jail time as well. OK, so first we had "Brownie" becoming a hurricane preparedness consultant, then a Congressman who championed stiff (no pun intended) prosecution of child molesters caught engaging in sexy on-line chat with underage pages, then Ted Haggard and the other evangelist in Colorado confessing to secret gay liasons, now this! And we thought Irony died when Henry Kissinger got the Nobel Peace Prize! Leave a comment with your predictions for the next big colorful explosion of hypocricy and corruption will be.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Maid of Honor said...

No specific event, but I bet anything that Congressional hearings on Cheney's energy meetings with the oil industry will turn up some real kneeslappers.

December 16, 2006 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although it's not in the future today--it just took place--Gates' swearing in as Secretary of Defense in hopes the government can develop a sensible Iraq policy seems ironic since Gates was a primary proponent of pre-emptive bombing of Nicaragua....

Carlena

December 18, 2006 8:29 AM  

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