Got’cha with that story from Friday’s JuicyLesson re. Obama dropping names on Stephen Harper, with Wolf Blitzer (not his real name) snickering away … and, to be honest, it got me too, until I started mulling it over in my mind, and thinking that there were just too many things which pointed to a set-up which I, and most of you, at first really sank our teeth into.
For instance, peruse the byline of Friday’s piece in which the following conversation supposedly took place: “Vic Issitude writing for The Lapine”. The latter is a satirical mag along the lines of “Onion” or “Punch”. Vicissitude is an English word meaning, usually an unpleasant reversal of fortunes or circumstances.
Now for that above-mentioned conversation:
LEONARD: “The Prime Minister is requesting a 15-minute meeting Mr. President.”
OBAMA: “What’s with that guy?”
LEONARD: “Sir?” (coughs)
OBAMA: “He’s shifty…he’s never standing where his voice seems to be coming from.”
OBAMA: “And he’s a large lump isn’t he? All pudge and hair.”
If this exchange had actually occurred, I certainly would have heard about it before now, and from more mainstream and reputable news deliverers than “The Lapine”.
Same with what George Bush supposedly said about German Chacellor Angela Merkel (that she had “big knockwursts”) –
– if that had really happened, I would undoubtedly have heard about it prior to last Thursday when I first got wind of this.
Above: House Majority Leader John Boehner (pronounced “Bay-ner”)
Let’s conclude with the following words supposedly uttered by John Boehner (pronounced “Bay-ner”) Speaker of the House of Representatives and Republican leader: “The President chose not to talk about the state of the American economy today. Instead, the President chose to talk about the considerable belly and hokey hair of our close Canadian friend, …true Americans do not call our friends lumps.”
Would Boehner (pronounced “Bay-ner”) have actually said that? Firstly, repeating Obama’s words would not have been wise given the circumstances and secondly, by employing a hyperbolic summary of what the President actually did say (i.e. changing “large lump” and “all pudge and hair” into “he with the considerable belly and hokey hair”), Boehner (pronounced “Bay-ner”) would have exacerbated an already sticky situation, would be not … have … done?
And, finally, check out the Comment (as well as my response to it) at the end of yesterday’s/Friday’s JuicyLesson . I really was just beginning to make remarks reflecting what the comment said, that I had been duped”, which I was, until I actually started thinking about it. It was at that point that I underwent an epiphany, eventually succumbing to the idea that I had unwittingly and unwillingly participated in a ruse designed to deceive, satirically it’s true, but it’s deception nonetheless and for that I apologize. Sincerely.
The Eagles “Lyin’ Eyes accompanies today’s One-Off for obvious reasons.