Jargon Watch

JARGON WATCH….The Carpetbagger has the latest from our wily Republican word-meisters. Apparently they’re having trouble figuring out what to call the power play that would eliminate filibusters of judicial candidates. It goes like this:

  • First take: “Nuclear option.” Didn’t poll well.

  • Second take: “Constitutional option.” Nobody saluted when they ran it up the flagpole.

  • Third take: “Byrd option.” Huh?

  • Fourth take: None yet. Still waiting for laughter to stop from third take.

I guess they could always call it the “temper tantrum” option. At least that has the virtue of accuracy.