It's about time somebody explained Mitch McConnell to decent Americans who have been wondering "What the.."
Well, here's what. It takes someone with a sense of humor to parse our Congress. Through all this fiscal cliff ha-ha, Borowitz has managed to keep his wit about him. He gets McConnell.
“We’re hearing a lot about the country plunging back into recession and millions of people being thrown out of work,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). “What we’re not hearing much about is how our Sunday is being completely and irrevocably ruined.”
Senator McConnell said that when President Obama called the Senate back to work on a budget deal this weekend, “At first I thought he was kidding. Not only have I never worked on a weekend, I’ve never met anyone who’s done such a damn fool thing.”
The Senate Minority Leader added that “if saving this country means working Saturday and Sunday, then I’m not sure this is a country worth saving.”...New Yorker
In case you don't quite get it, here's the payoff.
“For years, people have run for Congress because they knew that serving here was synonymous with not working,” he said. “If that’s going to change all of a sudden, a lot of us are going to feel very betrayed.”...New Yorker