July 29, 2011

Papa John Failed Them

House Debt Ceiling Pizza

1. Now see? If they’d ordered Godfather’s Pizza, they would have gotten the job done cuz Papa John [Boehner] failed them. There’s a joke in there somewhere.

2. I heard a GOP Congressman on the radio say tonight, if they still had pork to pass around and not just stale pizza, things would never have come to this … though it would have cost the taxpayers about another $2 billion.

3. Did you see what happened a few seconds into Reid’s press conference ripping the House bill tonight? One of the press phone/recorders on the lectern starting ringing. While Reid and Schumer fumbled with it, a reporter quipped: “Pizza’s ready!”

4. Certainly, this is my lasting image of a 112th Congress that delivered as much.

(photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images caption: Pizzas are wheeled into the House of Representatives while they wait to vote on Speaker of the House John Boehner’s debt limit plan during a House recess at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Boehner’s version of a plan to end the debt limit impasse was scheduled to be brought to a vote on the floor, but was delayed while the Speaker met with members of the House.)

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