Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Annointing Alito


'The Wall Street Journal has just reported that three Christian ministers claim to have snuck into a Senate hearing room in order to anoint the chairs that will be used for Samuel Alito's confirmation hearing next week.

'We did adequately apply oil to all the seats,' the Rev. Rob Schenck tells the Journal. Schenck and his colleagues insisted that they aren't taking sides in the confirmation fight. But Schenck said that God is 'interested' in 'what goes on' in Alito's confirmation process."
Mind-boggling. God is "interested" but can't get involved before oil is spilled on the seats? And, given that oil is usually applied to the head, what does annointing Alito's chair say about the location of the occupant's brain?

Worse, how did three religious fanatics get into a Senate hearing room to mess with someone's chair? What if they'd brought anthrax instead? I hear fundies do things like that. Man, we're soooo going to win the 'war on terror.'"

[Hat-tip Mis-nagid]