Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Quagmire

I looked up the effects and signs of alcohol dementia and low-and-behold one tell tale symptom is repeating the same thing over and over.

(" Alcohol has a direct affect on brain cells, resulting in poor judgment, difficulty making decisions and lack of insight. Another symptom is telling the same stories or asking the same questions over and over, with no recollection that the questions have just been asked and answered. In conversation they may repeat the same piece of information 20 times, remaining wholly unaware that they are repeating the same thing in absolutely stereotyped expression." source)

Like the word QUAGMIRE for instance? Like if you say it enough times maybe it will stick? Like a certain Senator from Massachusetts? The irony of his constant misuse of the word is that the very word was coined to describe his brother's foray into Vietnam. He used the word for Afghanistan right before the Taliban fell -then used it in Iraq about a week or so in...
But more interesting than this man's dementia and the fact that MA voters keep pulling that lever is that he is one of only three members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that has not been to Iraq. Robert Byrd hasn't gone for health reasons (a.k.a. he looks like he could drop dead at any second), Elizabeth Dole (but she has plans in place to go) and Teddy. All this opinion about what’s going on and the man has never been there nor does he have plans to go.

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