Barney Frank announced that he wasn’t running for re-election yesterday, and it’s almost like you could see the rays of sunlight beaming down on him while an angel’s chorus sang out, right? A lot of people were happy that he made his announcement yesterday, but do you know who wasn’t? This guy:
Arthur Demarest got to talk for about 18 seconds, before the news anchor cut him off to cover Barney Frank’s retirement announcement, and that’s just sad. You can see that he went through a lot of trouble to come on and talk about the Mayan Calendar; it broke my heart. There’s Arthur, all dressed up in a nice jacket. He’s got a scenic skyline pictured behind him. Here he was about to have his big break. He was going to talk about the Mayan Calendar on America’s largest news channel, and then… BAM. He gets “Franked”. Barney Frank pulls the rug right out from under him.
Well, don’t worry, Arthur. You’re not the first person that Barney’s Franked. But hopefully, you’ll be the last, now that he’s getting out of Congress. He’s done enough harm, and at one point or another, Barney’s Franked us all.
What are your thoughts on the distinguished congressmen’s retirement? And what about poor Arthur? Should he be invited back on? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And as always, gobble gobble. (or something like that.. this holiday weekend was a bit too long)
Note: “Franked” refers to Barney’s self-centered and self-serving policies that have harmed our nation over the years, and is not intended as a euphemism.