The President visited the Grand Ole Opry yesterday to follow up on some of points made in Tuesday’s speech (we’d like to you know that we handily beat a small child in a footrace just this afternoon as our contribution to the new Competitiveness Initiative). His impromptu remarks took a bit of an unfortunate turn, though:
“I’m proud to be traveling with your two United States Senators, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Bill Frist. (Applause.) He’s a good man. He’s a good guy to deal with, he is doing a fantastic job of herding cats. (Laughter.)” [Emphasis ours, natch]
Yes, he herds them right into the vivisection chamber.
Though this does explain the close working relationship between these two — Bush has realized that Frist, with his cat-slaughtering acumen, may be our last, best hope against the Cat People.