A-Team vs. Wolfpack – You Make the Call…

13 07 2008

Remember as a kid when you used to guess which superhero could take the other one in a fight?  Spiderman vs. Aquaman,  Batman vs. The Lone Ranger, Underdog vs. Quick Draw McGraw….  The possibilities were varied, and dominated much schoolyard conversation between 2nd and 6th grade.  The latest Don Young rediculousness makes me wonder…who would win if the  A-Team took on the Wolfpack in a superlobbyist fight?  But then I realized that the nine lobbyists on the ‘A-Team’ were actually also IN the  29-lobbyist ‘Wolf Pack’.  So if you are on the A-Team, you are also in the Wolfpack, but Wolfpack membership doesn’t necessarily mean you’re on the A-Team.   So to have this hypothetical showdown,  the A-Team would have to defect FROM the Wolfpack, which could complicate things.  But still, it could be done.  After defection, the A-Team would still be outnumbered about 2 to 1, but they’re some heavy hitters with extra lobbyist superpowers…  I’m thinking it would be a close fight.

But of course, the greater issue here is that a 75-year old congressional representative, the one and only “Congressman for all Alaska” thinks it’s cool running around making up stupid names for his lobbyist buddies because….what….he’s frozen in time as a 12-year old?  What’s next, a handwritten sign on his office door that says “No Democrats Allowed”?  A secret Corrupt Bastards handshake?  A big Republican Treehouse in Washington?

Ooooo.  Maybe the Wolf Pack and the A-Team could reunite, and ambush John McCain’s “Truth Squad” on the “Straight Talk Express”!  They’d never see it coming.  A nickel says they could take ‘em!  Are you in? (spits on palm)  Shake.

As we contemplate the new American “Bad Guy” (the lobbyist), in all its incarnations, enjoy this awesome offering from the satirical mastersite – The Onion.   You won’t know whether to laugh or cry, so do both.

And a note to Berkowitz, Benson, Begich and the rest of the Democratic lineup.  Please no ‘teams’, ‘packs’, or ‘squads’ – we’re all adults here.

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9 09 2008
AKMuckraker: Behold, the McCain-Palin “Truth Squad!” : WhyWeVote.com

[...] is it that Republicans love to have these little names? I’ve posted previously about Alaska Congressman Don Young and his “A-Team,” and “Wolf Pack” of lobbyists. For those of you [...]

9 09 2008
Behold! The McCain Palin “Truth Squad” « Mudflats

[...] to have these little names? I’ve posted previously about Alaska’s own Don Young and his “A-Team”, and his “Wolf Pack” of lobbyists. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the Don Young, these are all [...]

9 09 2008
AKMuckraker: Behold, the McCain-Palin "Truth Squad!" | Cross Party Lines

[...] is it that Republicans love to have these little names? I’ve posted previously about Alaska Congressman Don Young and his “A-Team,” and “Wolf Pack” of [...]

10 09 2008
sauerkraut

No matter which party utilizes it, a truth squad is a misnomer for burying the truth.

Interesting list of names… Jane Swift? Liked her until she abused her position to use helicopters to fly between the house and office. Wonder what she thinks of Palin using 300+ days of per diems to buy groceries at home. Think Swift might get to “debunk” that bit of unseemly behavior?

10 09 2008
vahana

How frustrating that all the lobbyists’ names were not given in these articles! I’m wondering if Steven Silver is one of them: Silver had ties to Palin when she was mayor of Wasilla.

19 09 2008
Eco Buying » AKMuckraker: Behold, the McCain-Palin "Truth Squad!"

[...] is it that Republicans love to have these little names? I’ve posted previously about Alaska Congressman Don Young and his “A-Team,” and “Wolf Pack” of [...]




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