Saturday funnies

Here are a couple of chucklers for you this morning.

First, I haven’t commented on Bobby Lowder stepping down as head of Colonial Bank because, quite frankly, I don’t know how much of a difference that makes in his current level of influence at Auburn.

That being said, JCCW’s Jerry links to this Jay Tate blog post that contains one of the funniest understatements I’ve ever seen.

Speaking of Lowder, Tate offers this epitaph.

Sure, he meddled in some stuff. So what?

Indeed.  Jetgate and screwing with the school’s accreditation – no big deals, right?

Makes you wonder what Tate would sound like passing judgment on Bernie Madoff (Sure, he swindled some people.  So what?) or Rod Blagojevich (Sure, he prostituted his public office.  So what?)

Speaking of public office, the Los Angeles Times’ Chris Dufresne has done us all a service by assembling some choice quotes from Rep. Joe Barton’s recent grandstanding hearings on the BCS (h/t The Wiz).  Call it Joe’s Greatest Hits.  This exchange is my favorite:

… Swofford on the extra game: “What that did was actually open up access.”

Barton to panel: “Open up access?…Does that make sense what he just said?”

Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier: “Mr. Chairman, yes it does. It did provide more access.”

As I like to say, my friends, America is a great country.  Where else can clueless people find the rich opportunities we generously offer them?

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4 responses to “Saturday funnies

  1. Lowcountry Dawg

    “Politics is the art of acquiring power without merit.” P.J. O’Rourke

  2. Sure, Nixon was messed up in some questionable stuff, but so what?

  3. Mike In Valdosta

    This “grandstanding” is no laughing matter.

    How long before the productive schools are subjected to supporting the nonproductive (majority) schools?

    How long before 2 wins are taken from Georgia and redistributed as .8 wins each for Vandy and Miss St?

  4. Legatedawg

    Joe Barton is simply a prize Texass jackass. I notice that he hasn’t called the Commissioner of his own school’s Conference (Big 12) onto the carpet about their lame-ass refusal to reconsider their pathetic excuse for a 3-way tie-breaker that came into play last season. I notice that he hasn’t dared request any appearance from the Big 10 Commissioner Jim Delaney, who, more than anyone else in today’s CFB landscape, has made himself the #1 roadblock to a plus-one or anything other move that could conceivably morph into a playoff.
    Delaney would probably give him a wedgie if he even tried.