‘Comity’ at risk

‘COMITY’ AT RISK…. The funniest thing you’ll read today. (via Matt Yglesias)

The White House claims it’s above worrying about the politics of health care — they just want a bill passed this week.

Good thing, because politics in Washington could become a lot more ferocious and partisan, whether their plan flies or not.

“If they pull off this crazy scenario they are putting together, they are going to destroy a lot of the comity in the House,” said Brian Darling, a congressional expert at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

I’m fairly certain he was serious.

I’m tempted at this point to write several paragraphs about the legislative gameplan not being a “crazy scenario,” and why “comity in the House” is a fairly ridiculous notion in its own right, but instead I’ll just reference my favorite scene from “Life of Brian”:

MATTHIAS: Look. I don’t think it ought to be blasphemy, just saying “Jehovah.”

CROWD: Oooh! He said it again!

OFFICIAL: You’re only making it worse for yourself!

MATTHIAS: Making it worse?! How could it be worse?! Jehovah! Jehovah! Jehovah!