As the Arctic drilling went down to defeat, Stevens said "goodbye" to the Senate, a remark interpreted by some as a farewell. At the press conference, Stevens said that interpretation was wrong.
Wait a second, how can "I say goodbye to the senate" be misinterpreted? Seems pretty clear to me. In fact, if I was saying goodbye to the senate, "I say goodbye to the senate" seems like a pretty good way to say it. But according to Stevens, "goodbye" means "I'll see you real soon." I'll never get the postmodern, frenchy thinking of today's GOP.
Now that he's realized that he can't take his ball and go home (mostly because the ball isn't his and he can't get home until they build that bridge), he's decided to do the next most mature thing.
But Stevens said when he returns to Washington, he will no longer consider some Democrats his friends. The final refuge debate became too personal, he said. . . . Stevens said he has "written off" those friends. "I'm not traveling with them anymore, and I'm not going to play tennis or swim or do various things with them."It's the Silent Treatment! I haven't seen anyone break out a serious ST since I was in high school, and I don't recall a boy doing it since elementary school. (Okay, iRod did it all the time in college, but I think that had more to do with those toads he was always licking.) Certainly a devastating and lordly response to being slighted, although the life guards down at the pool might not be too upset.
First a tantrum, then a threat to run away, then the silent treatment. Shouldn't someone check his pants to see if he made a boom boom?
(If you haven't seen it, The Daily Show's Byrd v. Stevens "Coot Off" is hilarious.)