The incomparable Mark Steyn has a little more light-hearted take than ours on the Democrats’ bizarre challenge to the election of President Bush: “Election protest shows why Dems don’t count.” Steyn puts all of his strengths as a columnist on display in this hilarious piece:
At midday Thursday, as George W. Bush was about to be confirmed formally as the winner of the presidential election, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, described by Agence France-Presse as the ”Democratic former presidential hopeful,” led 400 other Democrats in a protest outside Congress. Presidential-wise, they may be former but they’re still hopeful. So they were wearing orange, the color of the election protesters in Ukraine, who overturned their own stolen election with an ”orange revolution.”
Now, on the one hand it’s very brave for the Rhymin’ Reverend to lead an orange protest. There is no rhyme for the word ”orange.” Irving Berlin tried and the best he could manage was ”door-hinge,” which just about works in certain boroughs of New York but would make an unreliable jingle for the Rhymin’ Rev to bellow at Bush from outside the White House:
”We’re here, we’re orange
We’re pushing at your door-hinge . . .”
On the other hand, what’s he really saying? That Americans are in the same situation as Ukrainians? That their election was stolen? In Ukraine, the one side poisoned the other side’s candidate. His face broke out and his hair turned gray. John Kerry’s hair is fabulous and for much of the campaign his glowing moisturized skin looked like an orange revolution all by itself. He was obviously worried about being poisoned, which is why he nibbled so tentatively during his pretend lunch stop at Wendy’s and only took a couple of sips when he was doing his impression of a regular guy drinking beer at that sports bar in Ohio.
Don’t miss this one.