Washington,D.C.-The ever friendly Budgie, a perky bird if ever there was one, is dominating the political scene in Washington, D.C. these days like few topics have in recent history.
Whether they're debating the best foods for their fine feathered friends or arguing about the right size cage to use, members on both sides of the aisle can't seem to resist Budgie talk.
"Who's a pretty bird? Who's a pretty bird?"" is a phrase heard more often than "I was actually against that before I was for it." in these parts. It's not unusual these days to see their favorite parakeets perched on their shoulders while debating the merits of this piece of legilation or that.
Not wanting to be out-done, President Obama has just submitted a budget that calls for the purchase of 1.8 trillion Budgies by the year 2020. Republicans immediately called that an unreasonable goal.
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, however, echoed the president's sentiments during the most recent Republican debate in Shelby, Mississippi, saying: "If elected president I am, a Budgerigar in every pot there will be!".
The furor over Mr. Newt's comments was evident in last Saturday's caucus on Guam, where vegetarian republicans voted overwhelmingly for Pope Ron Paul II.