Saturday, November 05, 2005

"Well, I Suppose I Could Name it the Matlock Expressway"

With Karl Rove distracted by the prospect of sharing a 6' x 9' cell with a man named "Ripper," the White House's efforts to revive its anemic poll numbers have gotten a little bit clumsy.

Apparently, they've stolen a page from Diamond Joe Quimby and decided to appeal to seniors by praising their heroes. Check out some of the old folks who've been given the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week:
* Carol Burnett. The actress and comedian debuted on Broadway in 1959 and starred for more than a decade on "The Carol Burnett Show."

* Andy Griffith. The actor first achieved national acclaim in the 1950s for his standup comedy routines. He went on to star in television shows such as "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Matlock" and numerous Broadway productions and films.

* Paul Harvey. The radio personality's broadcasts started airing nationally in 1951.

* Jack Nicklaus. The golfer won 18 major tournaments as a professional and more than 70 PGA Tour events.
If that list doesn't wrap up the Grandpa Simpson vote, they should prosecute Gavin McLeod or George "Goober" Lindsey.

(Thanks to TBogg for the tip.)


Otto Man said...

P.S. Vote Quimby!

sideshow bob said...

They're like trained seals, wave a fish in front of them and watch them slap their fins together.

ps- my word verification is "ooitr". Awesome...

ORF said...

Best Granpa Simpson quote EVER:
"I'll be cold in my grave before I recognize Missour-ah!"

Thrillhous said...

Hmm, I don't think I could name a single favorite Grandpa quote, there's so many of them. "Missour-ah" was definitely a classic, though.

Now that Bush has the senior vote locked up, he needs to go for the youngsters. I suggest a new cabinet member, either Sec. of Keepin' It Real or Sec. of Partying Down. Jonah Goldberg is the obvious choice for the spot.

Otto Man said...

Nicely played, Thrillhous. Nicely played.

My word verification is also my biker name: "Hog Ox"