John Boehner’s Boner

John Boehner has appointed Michele Bachmann to the house intelligence committee.

OK, let’s have a contest. I’ll start.

Appointing Michele Bachmann to the Intelligence Committee is like …

… giving a Nobel prize to the Three Stooges.

Comments

  1. #1 Duane
    December 19, 2010

    Calling the cub scouts to put out an industrial factory fire.

  2. #2 Timo
    December 19, 2010

    … plucking a chicken to make a down quilt?

  3. #3 Bob Calder
    December 19, 2010

    Appointing Perez Hilton to head up the CIA.

  4. #4 Aaron
    December 19, 2010

    Appointing a fox to guard the hen house? Cept she’s not really a fox.

  5. #5 zackoz
    December 19, 2010

    Electing George W Bush president?

  6. #6 Mandy
    December 19, 2010

    Adopting the “Bed Intruder” song as the new national anthem.

  7. #7 Chris
    December 19, 2010

    Canned mushrooms on home made pizza.

  8. #8 Mark
    December 19, 2010

    Chris Matthews will have fun with this. And, he better get hiss ass into a witness protection program as soon as possible.

  9. #9 Bruce
    December 19, 2010

    Putting Bachmann on the committee is like a brilliant maneuver to confuse those who spy on the committee with a steady supply of misinformation and disinformation.

  10. #10 Charlotte
    December 19, 2010

    Baking a cup cake to feed an army!

  11. #11 Sirutka
    December 19, 2010

    It’s a brilliant ploy to prove his and Bachmann’s pet theory that the government is incompetent.

    Self-fulfilling prophecies, gotta love them.

  12. #12 Pat
    December 19, 2010

    Electing Dan Quayle as Vice President.

  13. #13 Tim H
    December 19, 2010

    …is like choosing a blue whale as your pack animal for a trip across the Sahara.

  14. #14 Doug Alder
    December 19, 2010

    …overloading the irony meter without even trying

  15. #15 CherryBomb
    December 19, 2010

    …appointing a dinosaur to head the House Science and Technology Committee? Oh. Wait.

  16. #16 Cain
    December 19, 2010

    Appointing Michele Bachmann to the Intelligence Committee is like…

  17. #17 Art
    December 19, 2010

    Like appointing Ron Paul as head of the Fed oversight committee. Of course it makes sense, even as it is nonfunctional and stupid, because GOP boilerplate is that government doesn’t work. These appointment help guarantee government won’t work. Wash, rinse, repeat.

    At one point the GOP was concerned with government working. Then they shifted toward terrorism and not allowing it to function if they were not in charge. Now, placed in charge, they can’t give up on the anti-government reflex.

    Having driven the system into the ditch they now find it is going to be easier to sink it in the mud until it sinks out of sight than get it back on the road. Having criticized government for so long they have forgotten the function it serves.

  18. #18 Paul Murray
    December 19, 2010

    Appointing George W Bush to the presidency?

  19. #19 Kapitano
    December 19, 2010

    …replacing sex education with abstinence preaching.

  20. #20 Phillip IV
    December 19, 2010

    Appointing Michele Bachmann to the Intelligence Committee is like …

    … is, like, totally the worst idea ever. For real.

    …is like.ly to result in a disaster.

    …is like appointing a rotting corpse with the head blown half-way off…uh…to the Intelligence Committee.

    And, regarding the title of this post, I just realized that Boehner’s Boner would likely look just like a carrot. Where’s the brain-bleach?

  21. #21 RavenOrb
    December 19, 2010

    Wait…I thought we had this thread over @PZ’s place the other day. Oops, my bad, that was “Jeebus is…”.
    I wonder how many of the comments on that thread would fit here?

  22. #22 sfchemist
    December 19, 2010

    Like having Sister Sarah running as Vice President.

  23. #23 Mike Haubrich
    December 19, 2010

    Like giving keys to a burglar, yet still feeling safe.

  24. #24 Athena
    December 19, 2010

    Like taking a YEC on an archeological dig.

    Based on years of nursing on a transplant unit (liver), I think Boehner has liver disease caused by ETOH. His orange coloring is jaundice and his crying spells are classic alcoholic behaviour. Are we safe having someone so unfit in such a high government position?

  25. #26 chezjake
    December 20, 2010

    Equivalent to nominating lutefisk as the US most popular food.

  26. #27 Jim B
    December 20, 2010

    Appointing Cardinal Ratzinger to punish cases of clerical child abuse.

  27. #28 nice_marmot
    December 20, 2010

    …appointing Bernie Madoff as Treasury Secretary?

    …appointing Ted Nugent as Secretary of the Interior?

    …appointing Dick Cheney to manage U.S. energy policy?

  28. #29 informania
    December 20, 2010

    An excellent example of the American way

  29. #30 skinner city cyclist
    December 20, 2010

    … a day without sunshine?

  30. #31 Greg Laden
    December 20, 2010

    … a day without orange juice? Which suddenly reminds us that Michele Bachmann could be Anita Bryant reincarnated.

  31. #32 Timberwoof
    December 20, 2010

    Having Mike Rowe host a program on the Food Network.

  32. #33 Warren
    December 20, 2010

    … like calling creationism science.

    … like letting the Institute for Historical Review have control over WWII history books.

    … like letting Rapiscan dictate what levels of backscatter radiation are safe.

    … like believing what the Council for Tobacco Research has to say about cigarettes.

  33. #34 nice_marmot
    December 20, 2010

    …like using the words “Sarah Palin” and “reality” in the same sentence?

  34. #35 Chris
    December 20, 2010

    …like praying when your kids get sick.

    …like treating cancer with homeopathy.

    …more like treating it with increased cigarette smoking, now that I think about it.

  35. #36 Boner Billy’s
    January 24, 2011

    Could it be that John Boehner is really American hero and legend, Boner Billy?

    Check this out: http://bonerbillys.wordpress.com/