Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lemmings Off the Fiscal Cliff

pastis_fiscal_lemming_cliff.gifStephan Pastis, whose topical humor is usually months out of date, is in this case prescient. His series of lemming strips, which ran on October 19, 20, 23, and 26, eerily presage the holiday events that Congress has in store for our amusement and edification.

In the first strip we see the result of the Grand Bargain that James A. Baker III will propose in tomorrow's Wall Street Journal. In the second strip we see Obama's gracious response. In the third strip the Great Panjandrums weigh in. And finally in the fourth strip the Democrats' devastatingly effective strategy is revealed.

Study them all, and mark his words. Everything will proceed exactly as Pastis has forseen.