This week’s worthy recipient of the Crown O’ Polished Turds is Senator Saxby Chambliss, who is presenting himself as the “calm, reasonable, adult” party in the current negotiations. This is itself a lie, for two very obvious reasons (well, more than that, but only two for this little Saturday bloggy posty thingy):

Reason Number A: If you listen to what Saxby is saying, it consists of the same talking points as those put forward by Boehner and McConnell.  The style might be a wee bit different, but the substance is the same.

Reason Letter 2: Mr. Chambliss ran what was (back then, anyway) just about the filthiest, most slanderous campaign in American History. Saxby, a cowardly draft-dodging chickenhawk, attacked a Silver Star combat veteran on the grounds of patriotism:

Leopards do not change their spots. Saxby Chambliss is not only a serial prevaricator; he is also a power-hungry, money-grubbing piece of dung. To make sure everyone can tell, we offer him polished dung to wear upon his head:  a COPT for the LSoSoTW

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

P.S. This writer often inveighs against draft-dodging chickenhawks. For the record, he will state that people who had the courage to go to war, and people who had the courage to oppose it both have his utmost respect. ‘Tis only the ones who talk tough but acted like cowards when it was their time to serve that Mr. B & C detests.