September 23, 2006

Yo, Whacko!


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I may not be a big Pelosi fan, but this caption — running on YahooNews — is complete b.s.  (Notice how the rip is accentuated by reference to a “lawmaker,” rather than House Minority Leader.)

I mean, could you imagine a Hastert pic showing up tomorrow with this chicken scratch: 

The US Congress will retain its radical makeup if incumbent Republicans win November’s midterm election. Abramoff benefactor and Republican lawmaker Dennis Hastert, representing a “hayseed” district in north Illinois, seen here in June 2006, will set the agenda.  (AFP/Getty Images/File)

And while I’m at it, there was also this shot one pic away from the one above.  That caption read:  South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, center, walks with House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, after their meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006.

Walks with?

(image 1: APF/Getty Images/file.  Via Yahoo News.  linked image: Charles Dharapak/A.P.  September 13, 2006. Via YahooNews)

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