Thursday, March 25, 2010
"Bridge out ahead."
OK, folks, in talking with a reporter for the Belgian paper Die Morgen this morning now I finally hit upon the perfect metaphor for what we are trying to accomplish with the Window War.
We are standing next to a curve in the road, and around the curve we know that the bridge over a deep chasm is out. Then we notice a school bus going like hell headed straight for us, the curve and certain death beyond, speeding, disregarding the warning, breaking all laws of the road and common sense.
Some of our kids are on that bus. Everything we love and cherish in the world is on that bus. We jump up and down, screaming, waving our arms, trying to get the driver's attention. The driver ignores us and puts his foot on the gas. Seeing that he refuses to stop, we pick up rocks beside the road and throw them at the windshield, trying to get his attention.
Have we committed vandalism against property? Surely. But which is the greater crime? Ours, or the criminal driver? And despite what you say now, what will you say when you realize that it is the entire country -- everything and everyone that you know and love -- that the Pelosi Limousine Service is driving straight to civil war?
Because -- and here's the deal they don't yet understand -- before we see our children consumed in the chasm, we will shoot the driver.
You may charge us with vandalism after you stop the bus, before it hurtles into the chasm.