Monday, July 15, 2013


Testimony before Congress of Defense Secretary Georg Wilhelm Friedrich "Chuck" Hegel.

Q: Mr. Secretary, can you tell us how you think the sequester will affect your department?

A: Well, the Owl of Minerva flys only at dusk, if you catch my drift, so I won't be able to say much about that until later.

Q: Mr. Secretary, you've been called an  Idealist. Are you?

A: Absolutely, absolutely.

Q: (Senator Sanders): To follow up, Mr. Secretary: you seem to be standing on your head - Would you mind if I turned you right-side up?

A: Sorry?

Q: Never mind. Could you tell us what your broad strategy for US defense policy will be?

 A: Well, I thought I'd just let Spirit Actualize itself  and go from there.

Q: How much will that cost?

A: I hate to bring the old Owl up again, but I'll get back to you.

Q: Thank you, Mr. Secretary.

A. Thank you. It's been Real, It's been Rational.


Sandwichman said...

Didn't he say something about all the big spectacles and very important people in history appearing twice?

kevin quinn said...

Are you thinking about Marx's 18th Brunaire : History repeats itself-the first time tragedy, the second farce?

Sandwichman said...

You got it. In the 18th, "Groucho" Marx attributes the idea to "Chuck" Hegel.