Could Osama bin Laden be behind efforts to cut government waste? That’s what Alcee Hastings is wondering (what kind of name is Alcee?). Since Republicans put up a site — YouCut — to allow people to pick what to cut in government, anyone could be doing that picking, including Osama bin Laden! Then again, I remember Obama wasn’t checking donations through his website back in 2008, so for all we know, Osama could have been funding Obama’s campaign. It may not be that Osama support Obama, though; he may just have gotten Obama’s name mixed up with his as we all do and thought he was transferring funds to himself.
Anyway, the Republicans should at least have a warning on their site: “Not for terrorists.” Oversights like that are why I’m getting worried about November. With how we lost in the PA-12 special election, maybe our hopes are too high. Perhaps people actually liked the slogans on my new t-shirt and this is all my fault. Anyway, time to lower expectations. There were talks of a 100 seat pickup, but maybe we should be more like, “I think we’ll gain five more seats. That would be pretty good. We gain more, that would be good to.” And we have to be extra careful to make sure terrorists aren’t trying to cut our government. A good way to do that would be to have the military as an option to cut on YouCut, as only terrorists would pick that.