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Thursday, August 26, 2010

White House Says Alan Simpson to Remain as Co-Chair of Deficit Commission Despite Offensive Comment

The White House today announced that Alan Simpson will remain as co-chair of President Obama’s bipartisan fiscal commission despite writing a letter comparing Social Security to “a milk cow with 310 million tits.”

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That wasn't an offensive comment.

Posted by: anon | Aug 27, 2010 9:49:26 AM

Apparently Americans are such politically correct candy-butts they can't take a little folksy humor.

Posted by: save_the_rustbelt | Aug 27, 2010 11:22:12 AM

Taken out of context, as the media like to do, the comments were highly offensive to older Americans. In context, it is just barely possible to view Simpson as a rich guy with no people skills letting off steam. However, the comments are also creepily reminiscent of the public views of her-who-may-not-be-named and her Tea Party cronies.

Posted by: Alan | Aug 27, 2010 2:10:58 PM

Alan Simpson uses funny metaphors. He compared building an oil well in ANWR to "a sparrow's fart in a tornado."

Posted by: andy | Aug 29, 2010 6:02:39 PM