Congress Picks Mr. Smith Goes To Washington as “The Most Implausible Political Comedy of All-Time”
October 6, 2011 § 1 Comment
SATIRE by HOWIE SWAIM | Reporting from Washington, VA | October 6, 2011
Emerging from a congressional screening of Frank Capra’s 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Representative Barney Frank wiped tears from his eyes and struggled to compose himself.
“Now THAT, is some funny-ass shit!” remarked Frank. “I mean, look…don’t get me wrong, I love Jimmy Stewart and all, but the whole concept that an honest man can actually succeed on Capitol Hill—let alone make a difference? GET REAL!”
Recently censured Representative Charlie Rangel was quick to agree. “Let’s face it, Timmy from South Park has a better chance of being drafted by the Green Bay Packers than Jimmy Stewart’s character would have of succeeding in Congress.”
Still, the screening appeared to lift the spirits of many in Congress who were struggling to understand why “sixty-two percent of Americans ‘strongly disapprove’ of congressional job performance.” [Source: Washington Post]