The whole impeachment thing has gone completely bizarre, with Boehner announcing that "It's all a scam started by Democrats at the White House."
Boehner claims that the Democrats want to get people to vote for them and to donate campaign money, if you can imagine such a reprehensible, unAmerican goal, and so they simply make up stuff that never happened.
It's really getting hard to be funnier than the actual news, but Bad Reporter is on the job.
The main joke here being that very few people who can spell "impeechmint" actually want to impeach the president, but nearly every guy in America over 55 has had a crush on Linda Ronstadt.
I never became president, but I had pizza with Linda back in '68, when I was a freshman in college.
So I win.
Obama, mind you, was only 7 years old then, but when he was a freshman in college, she was dating the governor of California, and then after Jerry Brown she dated Bob Kerrey, who was governor of Nebraska.
So I think the whole "Crush on Linda Ronstadt" thing is a scam started by the Democrat in the White House, because, if he were really serious about her, he would have run for governor, not president.
Though, come to think of it, both those guys ran for president. But after breaking up with Linda. Like it would be some kind of consolation.
And who does Boehner have a crush on?
Okay, probably not Miss Loose Cannon of 2014, but he's sure stuck in the middle, because, while he's backing away from the lunatic fringe's impeachment talk like a skunked dog, there's no way the GOP can win if they alienate Palin's fan base, and she has now launched her new web site, which only costs $9.95 a month or $99.95.
Or you can visit this very, very similar website for free.
Again, it's hard to be as funny as reality, but Jack Ohman gives it a pretty good shot.
Meanwhile, Jeff Stahler shows an understanding of at least one impact her website will have.
And it's easy to laugh it all off, until I think about the number of times I've said, "Surely, nobody can possibly find this in the least appealing!" only to find out that plenty of people were highly attracted to stuff that made me recoil.
The older I get, the more I lower my expectations. And yet my capacity to be surprised remains undiminished.
But that's not the Juxtaposition of the Day.
This is the Juxtaposition of the Day
So, anyway, I guess there's more of a unified theme today than simply "Wednesday Short Takes."
But it's kind of a downer, because I've got the feeling that I'm gonna continue to be surprised and disappointed, down to the last bang and whimper. But here it is: