Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ted Cruz’n on “Raw Brain Power”

Hey, did you see what Senator Cruz tweeted out last week ahead of Big Guy’s “all-hat-no-cattle” trip to Texas? Here it is:


That seems a little dismissive on Ted’s part doesn’t it? Even a little derisive? If I were Senator Cruz, I’d make sure all my tax records were in order: 

IRS agents singled out dozens of organizations for additional reviews because they included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their exemption applications…in some cases, groups were asked for lists of donors, which violates IRS policy…

Yikes! That last part – about the list of donors - is a little disconcerting. Now the IRS has their list for next year’s apology too.

“Tea Party darling” - as Harry Reid, the very senior Senator from Nevada, likes to refer to Ted Cruz - has already managed to get under a lot of skins in his very short tenure in the Senate. So I imagine this assessment of Ted Cruz as a brilliant Harvard Law student by one-of-their-own, Professor Alan Dershowitz, will serve to rankle them even further:

“Without a doubt he is among the smartest students I’ve ever had… I’ve had great students but he has to be at the top of anyone’s short list, in terms of raw brain power.”

That sort of thing could be dangerous when it falls in the wrong hands; “raw brain power” I mean. And when you run into a smart buzz saw like that, the best way to handle it is by questioning his heritage, like Bill Richardson did,

Cruz-Richardson56-e1367874609508-300x128Not “Hispanic” enough, Bill? Isn’t that like one White-Hispanic calling another White-Hispanic “blanco?”

or childish name calling, like Harry Reid resorted to:

“My friend from Texas, like the schoolyard bully, he pushes everybody around and is losing,” Reid said. “And instead of playing the game according to the rules, he not only takes the ball home with him but changes the rules.

He learned that trick from Big Guy; not the part about taking his ball and going home, the part about accusing your opponent of doing precisely what you’ve done yourself, i.e. bullying.  


None of them are used to the R-words fighting back though, so this could be fun:


Butt getting back to Professor Dershowitz; I’m not as interested in who he found to be the smartest Harvard Law student “in Terms of Raw Brain Power” as I am in knowing which Won he thinks is at the bottom of that list.  Anyone brave enough to make a little wager?


Gosh! They look as young today as they did at Harvard! And look how some things never change; Lady M’s still got that little eye:

mo little eye_thumb[5]_thumb

and Big Guy’s still got that natural male model swagger.

                barack-obama-attended-harvard-law-school-in-1988-and-was-selected-as-an-editor-of-the-harvard-law-review-at-the-end-of-his-first-yearbo hands on hips

The noses, on the other hand, seem to have been re-groomed a bit. Or maybe the slimming illusion has been achieved by having them stuck up in the air so often.

Anyway, getting back to our wager as to which Won is on the bottom of the “raw brains” list; here’s MO, jokingly claiming that it’s her. And Big Guy, as he’s wont to do, letting her fall on the sword for him.

Screenshot Studio capture #1075“Do I look like I belong on the bottom of the stack?” “Yes, next question.”

Prof Dersh didn’t respond to my tweets, so I’ll have to find out the Chicago way...with a poll! Who do you think is at the bottom of Professor Dershowitz’ list of students’ “raw brain power?” As always, Chicago Rules are in effect. Vote early, vote often.

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