PUTTING LIPSTICK ON THE (FASCIST) PIG: My oh my, there's a lot of do-si-do-ing going on these days with our two favorite local cryptofascists, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker.
It's kinda looking like Ryan phoned up Herr Governor and said, "Look, this tea-party public rape of the middle class is starting to garner more bad press than it's worth... I mean, they totally didn't go for our fiscal-cliff thing of giving our friends another tax break while they lost their houses and their chances to send the kids to college, and let's face it, Scott, you still can't show your face in public hardly anywhere in Wisconsin."
"Buh... buh, buh," Walker replied.
"Look, the Kochs are making noises about getting their money back if we don't come up with a Plan B. Obviously we're never getting our hands on Social Security or the Wisconsin Retirement Fund at the rate we're going. Too many angry people out there, and this fiscal-cliff thing came along at just the wrong time. Scottie, do you know what 'moderate' means?"
"That's one of those antique Fords."
"Uh, no. It's someone who isn't extreme. Even some Republicans... think Gerald Ford. Or Chris Christie. Tommy Thompson, even."
"Those people are union-thug communist ideological zebras!"
"'Zealot' is the word you want, Scottie. Not 'zebra'."
"Just have your speechwriter throw that word around in your next speech. It's spelled M-O-D-E-R-A-T-E. And tell all those pansies in Madison that you're sorry you hurt their feelings, and you want to be their friend."
"Buh, buh, boss... what do I tell Diane?"
"The same thing I told the Koch brothers about my fiscal-cliff vote... that you're lying. She'll understand. Remember, Scottie: EYES ON THE PRIZE!"
"The White House!"
"The White House! Go, team!"
"Mudder-it. Mudder-it. I kinda like how it sounds..."