December 21, 2010

"Manchin stands by skirting votes."

Stands by skirting.

Are you distracted by language the way I am? Stands by skirting... It's like...  sits by pantsing... runs by shortsing....

And... while I'm at it... Manchin is a good name for a powerful masculine character. The feminine equivalent might be... Ladyfingers.

Secretary Ladyfingers sits by pantsing.

21 comments:

traditionalguy said...

He was actually tiptoeing, which is sneaky and stealthy. The media have them a new target. Palin now seems so normal after her TLC series. The 24 hour media need a new twisted evil person to practice their slander skills upon.

Scott M said...

Is Manchin the most masculine, interesting man in the world?

In other words; is he the life of parties he's never attended? If he punches you in the face, do you have to fight the urge to thank him? Do sharks have a week dedicated to him? Do even his enemies list him as their emergency contact? Does he speak fluent French, in Russian?

All kidding aside...a pox on his house, and his re-election bid, for missing those votes.

Mary Beth said...

I don't have a problem with skirting, as in "skirting the issue", but I do think that it is an imprecise use here. Why not just say, "he refused to attend"?

Before I was self-employed, my employers would not have accepted "it's been planned for over a year" as an excuse to miss an important meeting.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Does Manchin wear cargo shorts?

Hoosier Daddy said...

I was going to go as the Most Interesting Man in the World for Halloween.

But I ended up just going as myself.

Scott M said...

Does Manchin wear cargo shorts?

In Soviet Union, you are the cargo.

(sorry...I'm on a Yokov kick since yesterday's comments)

edutcher said...

He is a politician, after all.

He seems to be going the Ah-nold route, make a big show of how macho you are during the campaign and then make like a wuss once elected.

Clyde said...
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Skyler said...

A name is only a name, but if anything, Manchin tends to call to mind munchkin more than anything overtly masculine.

Clyde said...

No "Manchin On The Hill."

Fred4Pres said...

I would guess in West Virginia, a no vote plays better than a yes. So he opted for "present" instead.

How Obamaesque!

MadisonMan said...

I would not expect my Senators to do that. But I don't live in West Virginia.

Titus said...

I had a dream last night that I was back in college and my professors were Russ Feingold and James Sensenbrenner.

How weird.

peter hoh said...

Is skirting votes similar to running into the cloakroom when a vote isn't going your way?

AkRonin said...

Wow. That's... actually a very nice picture of her.

Richard Dolan said...

"Are you distracted by language the way I am?"

All the time. Being distracted by the power of words and names has a long history and comes in many guises. So at least we're in good company.

ricpic said...

But skirting isn't a made up word, pantsing is.

Oligonicella said...

"Are you distracted by language the way I am?"

Nope. My vernacular ain't your vernacular, although I wouldn't care to use yours when appropriate.

PacRim Jim said...

It's all Descartes' fault.

chuck b. said...

"Are you distracted by language the way I am?"

Is it getting worse as you get older? Eventually you may become so focused on the word choices people make that you won't actually be able to communicate with anyone. If you were a minor character in a book or movie, people would discuss what you symbolize.

WV: cones. Solid figures created by the rotation of an isosceles triangle about its angle bisector.

madAsHell said...

"Are you distracted by language the way I am?"

Sadly, no!....I'm an engineer, I listen to results, and assume any one with just words is blowing smoke.

That's why I lurk at the althouse altar!!

oh yeah....I have a wife. She reminds of words that I may have forgotten.