Friday, August 07, 2009

Heard: Pink Ladies

I just can’t ride Metro anymore before I have my coffee in the morning. Here is an excerpt from this morning’s conversation between a group of three interns who were headed to the House side.

Intern #1 (boy): “Geez, have you guys been getting bombarded by birther phone calls? They put me on phones for an hour yesterday and that was all I heard about.”

Intern #2 (boy): “I dunno—they don’t let me near the phone. Is your boss for it or against it?”

Intern #1: “Against what?”

Intern #2: “The birther issue. My boss is strictly conservative—so he’s pro-life.”

Intern #1: “Oh yeah—mine’s the same way. Totally supports Roe v. Wade.”

Intern #3 (girl): “Yeah, our office has had a lot of visits from the Pink Ladies. I think my boss is in favor of the birther issue too.”

At this point, I had to get off the metro and go to Starbucks because I thought my head was going to explode. Attention all interns: a) the “birther issue” is whether people believe that President Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen; b) Roe v. Wade upholds a women’s right to abortion; and c) the “Pink Ladies” are activists that opposed the war in Iraq and are now focusing on misdeeds on Wall Street (and other issues).

Perhaps we can require all interns to read the newspaper in the morning so that they gain at least a bit of knowledge of the issues of the day?