Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mimes Explain Obamacare

WASHINGTON, DC - Fearful of angry constituent questions, Democratic congressmen have hired mimes to attend townhall meetings and "act out" the healthcare bill. Said Democratic Party spokesperson Tara Pung: "By using gestures and cuteness, the mimes will hopefully diffuse anger and cause people to laugh at their own foibles, rather than focus on a giant, unread plan to take-over the nation's health care." Results have so far been mixed. In Fayetteville, Arkansas, a mime appeared at a townhall instead of the local congressman. Rubbing his tummy, the mime frowned as if suffering a stomach ache. Next, the mime 'swallowed' a copy of the 1,000 page healthcare bill, acting like a python eating a pig. Once the bill was 'down,' the mime brightened and hugged himself. Constituents beat the mime with a folding chair. In Fudge, New York, a congressmen introduced a mime to a crowd at the library, then quickly left. The mime pretended to walk against the wind until he 'found' a copy of the healthcare bill. At that point, the mime straightened as if the wind had ceased and smiled in wonder. He was struck with the card catalog. Despite such incidents, Pung remained confident. "Speaker Pelosi assures me we have sufficient mimes to get through August. I want to say 'mime over matter,' but I won't." Photos: (Google &

1 comment:

Steve Burri said...

When they do run out of mimes, they can always use parrots.