Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Try To Explain That To A 5-Year-Old

Any of you who have (or have had) a five-year-old know how difficult it can be to explain things to them that they don't want to hear. They can pull themselves into high dudgeon, crying and fussing, when you explain to them that they will not always get change back from the cashier when they buy something (and that this does not constitute theft on the cashier's part). They will pitch a fit when you tell them they're grounded on Halloween night because they did not follow the safety rules. And, apparently, five-year-olds will pull the Senate into closed session if you don't tell them what they want to hear about intelligence mistakes.

Oh, did I say five-year-olds? I meant Democratic senators.

You'd think that Senator Reid, having more than sixty years on my little Sonshine, would behave better than that. These senators say they want to "get to the bottom" of it. Something gives me the feeling that once they get to the bottom, they're just going to keep on digging, looking for treasure that isn't there. And if they don't find it, they're just going to assume that it's because they haven't reached the "real" bottom yet.

Keep digging, folks. I hear that if you dig deep enough, you can go all the way to China.