Lots of conservative media figures acted all aggrieved when -- at the encouragement of the protesters themselves, who proudly vowed to "teabag" various people -- TV pundits indulged themselves in a litany of bawdy puns and dirty jokes. Out came the scolds! And yet, I sort of felt their prudery rang hollow, and it turns out I was right! At least as far as the Washington Times is concerned, anyway, whose Joseph Curl deployed a risque jape of his own today. In an otherwise innuendo-free article on the testimony of Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama came this gem:
But on Thursday, the captain was among comrades - Mr. Kerry is an old Navy man, as is ranking committee Republican, Sen. Richard G. Lugar, who served from 1956 to 1960. Mr. Kerry, who captained a Swift boat in Vietnam during the war, clearly enjoyed a taste of the seaman.
See what he did there? And, really, that's going to upset a lot of people, but I couldn't be more pleased! This is, at the very least, a lot more interesting than Curl's previous attempts at pool report writing, which have ranged from inattentive snark to amateur traffic reporting. More laffs about the gentleman's relish, if you please!