One of my favorite parts of the blog? Juicing the Mitchell. It's a phrase that captures quickly and accurately a wide range of (usually) legislative activities. Effective...efficient...Will Luther! (Insert Bill Raftery voice here.)
Well, I'd like to add another line-- this one from The Simpsons-- to the TPS lexicon. During one episode, Moe become attached to Maggie and becomes a bit of a surrogate father. At Maggie's birthday party, her aunts Patty and Selma buy her a rattle as a gift, to which Moe replies, "Thanks for breaking a five."
It captures the feeling nicely-- an embarrassing modicum of effort usually overstated. I'm going to work it into the proceeds here as best as I can.
Sending two planes to an international conflict in the Middle East? Thanks for breaking a 5, France.
Cutting $100M from a $1.6T budget deficit? Thanks for breaking a 5, (insert politician here).