Saturday, May 06, 2006

THE WORM IN THE BOTTLE

So Cinco De Mayo Friday , admidst the King's oily plummeting Poll Numbers he was forced to plan a rather uncomfortable little Surprise Personnel Change Press Conference. Scotty the Pop N'Fresh Press Secretary could not and would not run interference for the King. ( And I could be wrong but I think piss poor 32% approval rating is indeed lower than even Nixon's Doomed Watergate Numbers). So of course at first my little suspicious Heart gave a Happy Leap of Expectation, because I was hoping that Trip Number 5 to the Grand Jury was FINALLY going to lead to The Perp-Walk Demise and Security Handcuffs for the Pompous Turd Blossum, complete with an embarrassed little "Shucks, I am So Shocked and Dissappointed" speech by the King. And we all knew that the King did not invite any Immigrants, or other Souls of Hispanic Origin to the White House for Cultural Festivities, so we knew that was not the Reason for the sudden unplanned 1:31 pm announcement of the Unexpected Announcement. Part of me thought,the hopeful "hmm" part, thought yet another unplanned departure perhaps due to the Fitz Investigation ?

It sounded like there would be limited hasty staging, No Belly Up to the Podium Moments, and no Flustery Flowery Contrived Casual Rose Garden Moments, perhaps a little Fireside Chat nostalgia ? I kept wondering would it be another little " I need to spend time with my family " Exit Speech. [ They are my favorite]. Which by now, we all know translates, " I need to spend time with my defense attorney". I know that when Ms. Gale Norton spoke about Family Time at her Resignation Moment , I was not the only one that said /thought :" Hmmm, I wonder if those Did-Not-Happen-Cause-There-Aren't-Any-Friggin'-Photos Meetings with Casino Jack at the White House are a Problem at some point ???" We haven't seen pictures of Ms.Gale or even Ms.I-Worked-for-Rove-and-Abramoff Susan Ralston at any great Native American Gatherings or Events now have we ? Yet we have also learned in the past week that due to Secret Service records that were Requested, and Finally Made Public, it did indeed turn out that the Mr.Abramoff did indeed recieve Clearance to the White House for over 200 Visits in even the first 10 monthes of the Bush Administration's Reign. Yet somehow That Jack-Came-Up-The-Hill News became ecllipsed this week due to the Top Gun Connections to some questionable Activities over at the Wonderous Watergate....

But No?! it was not Bush's Brain facing exit plans, it was the always tanned-yet-not-handsome-oily-haired Porter Goss looking peevish and sweaty and less than happy. And the King also looked unsettled in a My Pet Goat Kind of Way. And now today the Blogatopia Airwaves are alive with Juicy Rumors that perhaps attach the Patriotic Mr. Goss to the Steamy Unseemly Scandals that are forthcoming having to do with Top Gun connections to some Working Women providing "entertainment" during card games at the Watergate. ( And I had to down a gallon of Maalox trying to save my intestinal fortitude from the ravages of the visual image of the Dukestar recieving a Lap Dance... and yet I do find myself wanting to see THOSE photos). And the names and images are more complicated than a dusty tangled aged tawdry sex drenched episode of DALLAS or DYNASTY. And I reflect on that Press Conference and the hasty illcontrived empty Announcement and I realize that NO Real Reasons were given for Mr.Goss's Hasty Retreat. NONE. No Sympathy eliciting " Health Problems" or even the Obligatory "Family Emergency ", or the vague yet honorable "He needs time with Family" was thrown into the Spinning Airwaves.The body language of the two men was stunning,an uncomfortable gin soaked moment, like that of two men at a Bar that have just realized that perhaps "Favors" and "Secrets" had been mutually shared with the same woman or women....working women. Oh, wait that would be like a scene off the ol' DALLAS show...so that would just be too Indelicate for this Patriotic Time of Wholesome Values.

Many Many years ago on Sanibel Island I had a close friend ( a bit of a philosophical Lush,prone to spewing BS ) say that On Cinco De Mayo it is indeed a Date with Fate to See the Worm in the bottem of the Tequilla Bottle, and who ever eats IT will have an Amazing One of a kind Memorable Year. ( the Enigma did not drink from the bottle, as she is too squeemish around people eating worms and also doesn't like hard alcohol, too many years of working ER and seeing the Worm results....)

( Irony is a bitter thing, it was many years ago- and at that time Mr. Porter Goss was running for Political Leadership of the Island and was even editing a little newspaper, such a Mover and a Shaker....such a Patriotic Guy).

I doubt that West Wing Enchiladas were shared on the Patio last night at a Private Cozy Little Farewell Goss Dinner ....perhaps even some Tequila was sipped while the Mariachi Band played on and one as the Deck Chairs were yet again rearranged. And the cynical part of me could not help but wonder Who did Eat the Worm in the Bottle of That Bottle.... Or did they share ?

48 comments:

thepoetryman said...

Look the worm in the eye, Porter!

Fine post my friend! Hope your Saturday morning is a good one! Peace.

thepoetryman said...

By the way it is good to see you posting again! Such beauty in them.

enigma4ever said...

Thanks Poetry Man- heading your way next...and I felt bad about posting about Worms on this fine day..but hey...the WH has truly become as the Worm Turns at this point....there is nothing better than saturday morning blogging....

dusty said...

My sweet sister is back!!! And in fine form I might add..

" I need to spend time with my defense attorney"--I did love this..it made me chuckle outloud and dribble coffee with my hearty belly laugh.

Perhaps HookerGate caught Goss in its talons? I was hoping for more Fitz news myself..but I beleive the Shrub's minions are trying to get St. Fitz to keep it on the back burner till after the elections. The Grand Jury surely has figured out Krazy Karls link to PlameGate by now..

enigma4ever said...

Dusty- lovely to see you- and yup- I am back- how could I miss this one...and it is getting juicier by the Hour- head over to Tina's FUZZY& BLUE - she has such a rocking tantlizing or is it titilating roundup of Hookergate that I was Wowed this early am....and yes, oh the joy for Enigma when any steamy pile of ...lands right back at the Watergate....

( and yes let's hope that I can be forgiven for the Working Women comment- it might indeed turn into Working Men as well, and let's hope that Jeff Guckhart did indeed have Incredible Camera skills- kind like Scooter and Casino Jack and even Top Gun himself kept such thorough records....

gugon said...

enigma - I don't know what it is, but your words are like salve. I love reading your posts.

Oh, and as for the worm, "an Amazing One of a kind Memorable Year" can mean a LOT of things - and not necessarily good, right?

Kvatch said...

Private Cozy Little Farewell Goss Dinner...perhaps even some Tequila was sipped...

E4E, welcome back. Good to see you posting again.

I too was in the mood to celebrate Goss' departure as part of the "Great Rearranging of the Deck Chairs". Then I found out that Hayden will probably be his replacement--Hayden a man so ethically impaired that he has no trouble with violating an agency charter (NSA) in allowing them to do what is not legal.

Arrrrgggghhhh!

enigma4ever said...

Gugon: Hey there...I have been lurking over your way all morning...I love your stuff as well...I really really hope you think of getting Published....Gloria alone deserves the honor- and the way you told the story...I am still grateful to Shilly of LOC for bringing you to all of our attention...wow..

and yeah..hmm, about the worm...yeah- not good...and when I worked ER I met quite a few that had personally met the worm...it was a less than positive experience for most of them...
( which is why I don't drink - too many years taking care of people that had suffered the Consequences of The Worm....)

Although this time I am so glad to know that the Worm is making an appearence- if you know what I mean...

( and gee thanks for the compliments..I sit and watch the news- fume a bit- yell at the TV..sometimes throw things-socks and marshmallows..and then go write and gee - better than Mylanta...but thanks for reading what falls out of my keyboard...)

enigma4ever said...

Hey there Kvatch- so saw the Hayden issue this am too ...and went OMG....yikes....but then on another level he would have to get approved and it does bring the Whole NSA issue back into the spotlight and also raises some questions....and I heard some other blogs that he doesn't get along with Negraponte...so who knows at this point..either way still it is the Titanic at this point- for all of us...

Granny said...

Hi - looks like you hit the ground running when you started back.

Ann

GraemeAnfinson said...

welcome back!

Bush is screwed, know to see if the dems can capitalize on bush's horrible leadership

enigma4ever said...

okay gotta root....
Point Determined, Just show up
Cause to Believe,

enigma4ever said...

Sorry that I cut myself off:
that was my Exacta Pick:
(1) Point Determined
(2) Just Show up
(3) Cause to Believe

I gotta honor my Kentucky roots and root for some poor horse ....but I never win...Hell I would be happy if any just Placed....

enigma4ever said...

Hi Granny and Graeme...great to see both of you...I had to post my horses so that my bet is someplace in writing for my son to see...( and it has time on it...my son said that I cheated and changed my horse choice last year...I didn't...but the bet was not timed...)

About the Titanic- yes things are grim- just saw poll numbers on MSNBC- and sure enuf Bush is at 33% and Cheney 18% and even GOP is staggering under Dissapproval Ratings....WITHIN REASON has a great post up about this very issue- GOP Very Unappy with themselves...hmm

Richard said...

I'll second all the 'good to see you back' motions, enigma.

And while I'm here, I've heard a whisper of a rumour - and that's all it is right now - a whisper of a rumour.

But has anyone here heard anything about a Gannon Gate?

enigma4ever said...

Thanks Richard....

Yup...GannonGate ( aka Hooker Gate and yes indeedy it all goes back to Watergate...Sigh...and you can go to Fuzzy&Blue on the Blogroll and read more on this....
GannonGate= Jeff Gannon, and Dale Guchart if WH Press Poll fame-"vetted" by Alberto the Gonzo..and he is known for his Internet Male Escort Service, and he was funded by Texas- but the phones were from a Box that was sent to Rehobeth Delaware...and possible ties to the Casino Jack folks for funding...and also the Watergate Party issue goes back to Duke and Mitchell Wade/Brent Wilkes & MZM...( and oh, plez let it dribble onto Kathryn Harris 's little parade of glory).Gannon was not much a writer- but he was into Photos..so let 's hope like Scooter that he was Thorough...very...like Scooter..

Richard said...

Boy, are you on the ball, Enigma. Let's hope he was as thorough as you are.

Peacechick Mary said...

I'm still chuckling at Scotty Pop N Fresh! Somehow that is the best descriptor of him I have ever heard. Well done on this post and welcome back.

Anonymous said...

Enigma! So good to see you back in action. And with a horrible image of Duke's Lap Dance to spoil my ever be able to play slap-em-down poker with a straight face again.

I heard that Tequila Con Gusano was a rite of passage for frat boys. That whoever got the worm was supposed to go Loco (a mental state apparently much desired by frat boys). So it's obvious to me which frat boy prez got the worm & is now driving the whole country insane.

And re: Porter Goss, et al, here's some Leonard Cohen for you:

"Everybody knows that the boat is leaking, everybody knows the captain lied. Everybody's got this broken feeling, like their father or brother just died ...

"Everybody knows the fight was fixed, the poor stay poor, the rich get rich ...
everybody's talking to their pockets, that's how it goes, everybody knows." --- D.K.

dada said...

E4E: Well, I'm just flabbergasted. First of all, I loved the post. It's obvious I, along with many, many more have been lurking, waiting for weeks for this as demonstrated by the floodgates of comments now inundating the cafe.

What a wonderful thing to behold and, most certainly, testament to how much you have been missed (and are loved)! WB, E4E....the evidence continues to accumulate at the rate of a couple comments per hour ("Hey, stop nudgin' me in the ribs, Dude! You can have your turn as soon as I finish this, fellow Enigma admirer, okay?")

Oh, and don't you just love anonymouse's incredible quotes she comes up with that seem sooo appropriate? (See comment, immediately above. Seriously, great quote D.K. Or, as I said in a comment earlier today about Taos, a microcosm of the nation sans Kansas, "So many of the rich are extremely impoverished, so many of the very poor, incredibly rich.") Keep enriching us po' folk, enigma.

Better go....I need to spend more time with my family!

"Okay, okay, who's next to comment here?" D.

enigma4ever said...

DADA: wow...the compliments have me blushing here...wow...it's just good to be back..I found myself slammed for time the past few weeks time wise, and I would find myself walking around thinking" I need to Blog on this or that..." DK"s quote was awesome..as usual...

And yes, us po'folk gotta take care of each other...so true..

DK: great quote- loved it..Leonard Cohen waltzing into my blog...and yeah all kinds of Frat boys came to the Island...and strange guys from Texas....I am sure it was just a coincidence.

PC Mary: hey there...and yes good to be back. And yup gonna miss the Pinata ol' Pop'N' Fresh Scotty....sniffle..please pass a tissue...

Rory Shock said...

wow ... rockin' post enigma ... are you ever back

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Hey there sweetie! Nice to see you back. I hope Sol is at the very least resting easy. Now – about those hookers. I'll bet my bottom dollar that's the real reason why Goss resigned. And I'll go even farther and say that I believe the rumor going around that those 'hookers' were male. I'm sure that the specter of a balls out sex scandal was terrifying to Bush – especially one laced with homosexuality. The Dobson and Falwell crowd would rise up and riot in the streets. You see, if the hookers were female, they could all pull a Swaggart and tearfully exclaim, ‘I have sinned’. With the hookers being men, however - the paradigm changes. Becoming ‘born again’ just won’t work. The evangelical right wing won’t buy it. Especially after so many of their ‘leaders’ have demonized homosexuals; holding them up to ridicule and violence. No - It was get Goss out, and do it as quickly and quietly as possible. Then when the scandal breaks - Bush can pretend he’s Sergeant Schultz - "I know nothing!"

PTCruiser said...

What a grand entrance. Great post, E4E and welcome back. We missed ya.

Anonymous said...

OMG, fat lady, yes MALE hookers! For some reason, that image is much easier to swallow than the one my pea-brain was originally trying to wrap itself around. Damn, now that would be some fine hot stuff to peddle to these fundamentalcases this fall. I'm thinking a "boylesque" dance number with Dick Cheney as Mae West ... sanctimonious, self-righteous bastards, the lot of 'em. D.K.

enigma4ever said...

FLS: OMG....you are so right...and yup..talk about your Come To Geesus Moments .....it is way more than a stained Blue Dress...and yup, like DK said for some reason, male hookers, that is more visually accurate and less nauseating than large busty women and lap dances during the poker games, somehow picturing Duke or Rove in either situation really wreaked havoc on my stomach.....And truth be told I am already researching Part II of the Goss Demise: as the Worm Turns ( hmm, or is it Turn of the Screw ? )...anyways....It Seems that Hookergate...indeed does have Watergate ties...and Jeff Gannon ties...you remember him-James Dale Guckhart ? ..stay tuned- more is to come....

PT: thanks..yup so glad to be back..and truth be told I was still trying to keep up-still read blogs...just not daily...and I had no time to blog ;-( for over three weeks.. ( too long..)

DK: What can I say- your choice of quotes, your wonderful intuitition on the Hookergate, and then you did the ultimate visual fuse- Unca Dick as Mae West- now I love drag queens- but there is one image that should be out lawed...atleast after a good meal...I almost tossed my cookies on that one....( Poor Sol is still looking green too- but laughing real hard).

( And when you said Boylesque- I kept wondering if you meant like Brian Doyle of Homeland Security and his little Internet fettish problem and how he got carted off one Sunday eve...but then I realized you meant like Burlesque....ahhhhh)

I bet that you even remember the Candy Man Scandal that was just about to bust open Sept 2001- and then it dissappeared right off the radar when 9-11 happened.
It involved the Seizure of 1000's of computers in Texas and Florida...I have this stinking sneaking suspicion that it is all connected...but then to have The Watergate tied in- well hell it is indeed Christmas here at the Cafe...

I say Bring it ALL on, and oh please let there be PICTURES...and let's see them...ALL of them...and let there be stains .....BIG stains....if ya' know what I mean...
time to get these self-righteous lying evil bastards.

meldonna said...

First, WELCOME BACK MAMA E!!!

Second, great post; and I do have to share a thought. As many times as we've heard our only president decribe someone as "fabulous", the image that wakes me up screaming is Bush in drag...probably because the drag queens I know are a) attractive, b) ot closeted, and c) fucking intelligent as hell. Not to mention being able to ad-lib a speech in public.

Besides, Bush reminds me more of someone who would hire a dominatrix. Oh, please, for a few photos of that; talk about FABULOUS!

Again, good to have you back at the Cafe, E.

Anonymous said...

hey meldonna, bush already has hired a dominatrix! Remember Condi's debut outfit in Germany last year? Powerful black storm trooper boots, sexy black cut-away trenchcoat. Even the Washington Post shills called it "dominatrix daydream wardrobe". Now we just need the photos of her & bush in fabulous familiarity! D.K.

Libby said...

Late joiner to the Greek chorus. Welcome back dear. Your posts always enlighten and never disappoint.

enigma4ever said...

Libby: Thank you...wow such high praise from a great Bloggeress....It is heavenly to be back...

DK: Thank for remembering Condi ( and as many remember I have MUCH ruder names for her...but alas I am broke and have no money for the foul jar...)Needless to say that the Stilletto Bitch I am sure is not well heeled, but has a full leather collection....

MEL: Yup I am sure that Photos of THAT would indeed be fucking Fabulous... ( hmm, you are right he does use THAT word ALOT.....too much....) And yeah. Bush is not high functioning enough to do Drag...hell he would even be a Village People Reject....

Stay Tuned folks- Hookergate at the Watergate is gonna be something....

dada said...

You know, whenever I'm struggling for words to describe my all-time favorite administration, I think I'll just put a call into D.K. I mean, how much more "civil", yet evocative of incredible imagery can descriptions of the Rice-Bush SM relationship get than 'fabulous familiarity'?

Tina said...

Welcome back Enigma! And thanks for the kind mention... I appreciate it. And I'd like to see Bush eat the worm... the tapeworm of truth, that is.

pissed off patricia said...

Sanibel is my favorite spot in all the world that I have seen. I'll be there middle of next month for a whole wonderful week.

I'm glad you're back to posting. I missed you :)

Kristian Twombly said...

Interesting post....I have some connection to the Goss thingy that you've mentioned (on Sanibel, people, don't get excited that I had anything to do with the new Watergate). You lived on Sanibel at that time? Jeez - you might have tripped over me as a snot-nosed kid. haha!!!

enigma4ever said...

Kristian: thanks for coming by,,,I bet you weren't a snot nosed kid- I spent my teens and early 20's down on Sanibel ( summers)...hmm, maybe that makes me a snot nosed kid too ??? ( atleast I had a better rep that the Goss)

Dada: I just love when Anything is Fabulous..let's hope for a Fabulous summer..and yeah that DK is so good with words...

POP: oh, another Sanibel fan...it is heaven...and yeah,I am so glad to be back..missed so much and so many...

TINA: thanks- and yeah it is great to be back...and I missed you all too...hmm, the Tapeworm of Truth...yeah that says it all..

Kathleen Callon said...

They shared. Thanks and glad to see you back. Namaste.

jenny said...

yAYYY you're back!!! and better than ever! hugs, jen

windspike said...

More rats off the sinking ship that is America. Constitution be damned, full speed ahead so say the captains of the W, Rove and Co...sprinting out of office, let's hope we can repair it sooner rather than later.

enigma4ever said...

WINDSPIKE: And yeah the question is do the rats know how to swim? Consitution ??? That Ol' thing ? long gone....But I still hope that we can save or repair some shred of our country...

JENNY: Yay..I agree..and am happy to be back and see you.Hugs to you too....

KAT: ah yes, a shared worm...great- yet another visual image that requires 24 oz of Mylanta....

eProf2 said...

E4E. Nice to see you back. I've taken to lurking as opposed to posting a blog regularly for awhile to get refreshed. You've obviously come back with new spirit and vigor. This post and Rummy eating Crow are well done and point out the calamity of this administration. Keep on writing!

enigma4ever said...

Professor: Good to see you- I was worried- went to your blog twice this week to get a dose of NW wisdom and you were not there- but I am leaving you on the Blogroll- hoping you come back soon. Yes, I am back- there is too much going on to not keep watching and writing and hoping for Change. Thanks again for coming back....

Floyd said...

Hi enigma and welcome back, pop 'N' fresh, you slay me lol, you pegged ole Scotty all right.

enigma4ever said...

Hey Floyd- good to see you...and sigh..I will miss Ol Scotty the Pinata...getting batted around...sigh..Hope things are good down your way- ahem heard that Kentucky gov is having a bit of trouble....

gugon said...

Excellent post! And I really do believe the worm will turn.

Keep it up!

gugon said...

I just re-read it (and wanted to leave another comment) - in case you're wondering.

glenda said...

I love this sentence.
"And the King also looked unsettled in a My Pet Goat Kind of Way."

enigma4ever said...

Saturday Nite 5-13-06
Hmm, Bush hit 29% today ;-0

Glenda: thanks for coming by....

Gugon: thanks for coming back- still working on new post..and yes, indeedy I am hoping that the Worm is turning...

No Blood for Hubris said...

Worm: turn, turn, turn.