HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Insult Arsenal

Posted October 28, 2009 at 11:05am

HOH has to applaud Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) for his colorful phraseology in calling Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) “one fry short of a Happy Meal.—[IMGCAP(1)]

And in the interest of inspiring other Members to such creative and candid heights, we’re loving this list, a handy compendium of metaphors for the more pedestrian “crazy— or “dumb.—

Might we suggest calling your colleague “dense as a bowling ball and half as sharp?— Perhaps he “doesn’t have all his cornflakes in one box?—

And there are a few Briticisms on the list to add a little continental class to that insult, a la “one gill short of a pint.—

Fire away.

Overheard on the Hill. “The key is — stack the team.—

—Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) on why Members of Congress were able to score an overtime victory against the Capitol Police in Tuesday night’s Longest Yard Football Classic. The Members squad won 32-26 — the first time they have ever scored a win in the biennial game — but were notably helped out by former NFLers, including John Booty and Ken Harvey.

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