CAPITOL HILL (Disassociated Press) - Libocrat leaders in both Houses of Congress are in a state of shock and awe! They have all-of-a-sudden unanimously come to the conclusion that not having George Bush around after 2008 will completely eliminate their ability to distract the American public away from the issues that confront us as a nation and world superpower.
"Shoot, not havin' the li'l fella around to ridicule and poke fun at is gonna make thangs 'round here seem too much like work," lamented South Carolina Libocrat Sam Biguous. California libocrats have their panties all in a wad over the looming lack of what has been eight comfortable years of 'having a cat to kick' at the end of the day.
"It was bad enough when we realized winning the majority of both chambers meant we'd actually have to DO something. Just goes to show you, winning isn't everything," mused Hyon Greenhaus-Gasis, frazzled rookie congressman from sunny, sandy San Francisco. Apparently, having 'G-Dub' around was the perfect camouflage to disguise the libocrats' total lack of a game plan beyond the perennial smoke-n-mirrors typically used to cover the lack of direction, substance and focus of a party forever in disarray.
But, liberals of the nation, take heart! There's some 'legs' left in the lame duck chief executive! Left-leaning logisticians predict that there's still plenty of time to 'beat around the Bush' to blame the soon-to-be-former president for whenever the libocrats drop the ball, miss the boat or find themselves asleep at the wheel which will no doubt mean that the media will be 'Bushed' full time for time to come.
As if it were necessary to read between the lines, libocrat pretenders to the presidential nomination are well into ushering in the 'he's gone but not yet blameless' philosophy, hoping to ride the wave of anti-Bush sentiment all the way to the White House. From Hillary to Obama (not Osama) to who-cares-who, they're a diehard bunch of 'Bushwhackers."
Backroom rumblings suggest a growing interest in changing the US Constitution which prohibits more than two presidential terms, just so they can bring 'George of the Bungle' back for unlimited return engagements, allowing for 'perpetual presidential pummeling' to preclude libocrats' lack of legitimate legislative labor.
As one libocrat staffer (who spoke only on the agreement to maintain his or her anonymity to avoid egregious embarrassment) put it quite simply, "We're gonna do so much less than ever before, 'BY GEORGE'!"