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Monday, July 18, 2005

Capital Clown College

W took office promising to restore dignity to Washington. Apparently dignity means a sliding ethics scale -- the more important you are, the less ethics you have to employ -- that goes from (then) abiding no leakers to (now) tolerating no criminals. It's more than semantics. But it occurs to me that even professional clowns have a set of concrete ethical standards. Maybe the WH counsel's office could pick and choose which of these codes it should adopt for the executive branch.

Some of the 7 Clown Commandments:
#4 - I will remove my makeup and change into my street clothes as soon as possible following my appearance, so that I cannot be associated with any incident that may be detrimental to the good name of clowning. I will conduct myself as a gentleman/lady at all times.

#5 - While on appearance in makeup and costume, I will carry out the directives of the producer or his designated deputies. I will abide by all performance rules without complaint in public.

#6 - I will do my very best to maintain the best clown standards of makeup, costuming, properties, and comedy.

#7 - I will appear in as many clown shows as I possibly can.

Actually, maybe the WH counsel's office beat me to the punch. If the big, floppy shoe fits...


Blogger Jonah B. Gelbach said...

Lest anyone doubt my decision to make CHB a full-time partner.....

7/18/2005 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a very good decision.

7/19/2005 8:34 AM  

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