Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Freedom Lost

There’s just a little less freedom in Washington today:

In an unannounced move, the [U.S. House of Representatives] cafeteria has removed the terms "freedom fries" and "freedom toast" from its offerings, and has reverted to using the dishes' more common names, "french fries" and "french toast."

Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH), who had implemented the change in 2003 in a fit of hollow but PR-friendly patriotism, refused to comment on the switch. "We don't have a comment for your story," a spokesman for Ney said.

Owing to his notably unpatriotic involvement in the Abramoff scandal, Ney was several months ago forced to step down from his post as chair of the House Administration Committee, which oversees the cafeteria menu, among other things. The change appears to have been made by Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), although he too declined comment.
French fry eating surrender monkeys! Why does Congress hate America?

So, if 9/11 changed everything, did engaging in the Iraq cluster-fuck change everything back?

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