DURST: Who the Hell is Running DC?

Who the hell is running things these days? First Hillary says she doesn't think the military's policy on "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue, don't wear tight stretch pants or look like you're trying to smuggle plums" is working. Then three days later Bill says the same thing. And now with a stiffly moistened campaigning finger in the air, Al Gore, sensing a political typhoon in the making, has chimed in to agree. If scientists at Livermore Labs could develop the technology to contact Tipper Gore under her bulletproof hair cloak of impenetrability we could mark it unanimous.Has some sort of transfer of power been enacted that we don't know about? I'm thinking the chain of command is so mixed up here, it's only a matter of time before Chelsea and Socks and Buddy starting determining policy. You think I'm kidding, don't you? Well, I'm not alone.That great Jeffersonian hero, Rush Limbaugh has been spreading such intimations for years. And now the country's third most prestigious newspaper acknowledges the same thing. As quoted by the Washington Post Reliable Sources today, when Bill got up to leave Ted Turner's televised "Christmas in Washington" gala at the National Building Museum because he was sick last week, the announcer told the audience to stay seated "until the president and Mister Clinton depart." Mister Burger, your witness.Will Durst assumes Perry Mason would give Paul Drake a bonus on this one.

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