Governor Ed Rendell joined countless fans upset about the game's move to Tuesday when he told FOX News:
"It's an absolute joke. I was looking forward to this. It would have been a real experience. This is what football is all about. We're becoming a nation of wussies."Now there are only a few things in life worse than having a politician call you a wussy. Perhaps an 11 year old daughter calling her mother immature. Or a guy living at the mission telling you to get your shit together.
Whenever someone makes some blanket statement that raises my hackles, I check to see if they have a law degree. It's just a weird thing with me. Twenty five years worth of listening to their bullshit- bullshit spewed from what they think is the intellectual high ground. So of course, not only is Rendell a lawyer, he is married to a Federal Judge. A double whammy. It reminds me of a story.
The state patrolman was called to the scene of a bus crash. Upon arrival, he discovered a man by the side of the road, head in his hands and sobbing uncontrollably. The trooper asked what had happened. The man said he was following the bus down the narrow and winding highway when it veered off the road, through a guardrail, and rolled down a steep embankment. The bus came to rest 1000 feet below. The man said he had rushed down the steep slope to assist any injured people. Upon entering the bus, he found that every one was dead. Scattered among the debris were legal pads, written briefs, and several of the bodies still had name tags attached to their clothing. The tags indicated that they were lawyers attending a convention in a nearby city.
Upon hearing this, the state trooper breathed a sigh of a relief and looked quizzically at the man. The trooper said, "Well it was only a busload of lawyers, it could have been worse- why are you crying like a baby?" The man replied, "Because there were 3 empty seats."
Getting called a wussy by a politician and a lawyer. Geezus, ain't that rich? I think I am going to go down to the Vista Bar and have a drink. Who knows? Maybe some drunk will tell me I got a drinking problem.