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Values Voter Summit; Christine O'Donnellmania! [Slate.com link]
The media covers the reality that the base creates, and so O'Donnell arrived at this conference as a superstar. Top talent from ABC News, Fox News, and NBC News waited outside to get a chance to talk to her. A capacity room waited for her to speak, and more than a dozen cameramen splayed onto the floor to capture the moment. The emcee compared her to a bumblebee, who "shouldn't fly according to the laws of physics."
"This week," he said, "bumblebees flew!"
O'Donnell walked onstage and gripped the papers containing her speech. The gist: She was the embodiment of the Tea Party movement.
Cuckoo Bee, Cuckoo Bee you put the fearomones in the GOP:
Cuckoo bumblebees [Wiki link]
Bumblebees of the subgenus Psithyrus (known as cuckoo bumblebees, and formerly considered a separate genus) are a lineage which live parasitically in the colonies of other bumblebees and have lost the ability to collect pollen. Before finding and invading a host colony, a Psithyrus female (there is no caste system in these species) will feed directly from flowers. Once she has infiltrated a host colony, the Psithyrus female will kill or subdue the queen of that colony and forcibly (using pheromones and/or physical attacks) "enslave" the workers of that colony to feed her and her young. The female Psithyrus also has a number of morphological adaptations, such as larger mandibles and a larger venom sac that increase her chances of taking over a nest. Upon hatching, the male and female Psithyrus disperse and mate. Like non-parasitic bumblebee queens, female Psithyrus find suitable locations to spend the winter and enter diapause upon being mated.
Oh, Christ-snap! A flying cuckoobumble bee-tea-bagger with an engorged venom sac! What next; mamma grizzlies in naughty monkey pumps riding snow machines? Palomino NAGs for Paladino? Pink elephant PUMA parties in Piggly Wiggly parking lots? Etc.
Cuckoo Bee, Cuckoo Bee
You put the honey in the Tea.
Enjoy your Cuckoo Bees!
If you like (and I highly recommend this total experience) you can listen to Sugar Bee by Cleveland Crochet and the Hill Billy Ramblers while you stare (in a dronelike trance) at the picture above.
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