Democrats Agree To Confirm Barney As Attorney General
Washington, D.C. - In an effort to placate media pundits and political consultants, Democrats in Congress have agreed to confirm presidential First Dog Barney as the new Attorney General of the United States. Despite Barney's close ties and absolute loyalty to President Bush, Senator Reid and others in the Democratic leadership concluded that it is best to "keep their powder dry" and not do anything that may appear to be confrontational, adversarial or in any way indicate that they are willing to challenge this president or hold him accountable.
Said Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, "We will have extensive confirmation hearings and will ask Barney tough questions to make sure he is a worthy candidate. Barring any unforeseen developments, I predict that Barney will receive significant support and will become the next Attorney General of the United States."
When questioned about Barney's close ties to the president and his lack of qualifications, Senator Reid replied "Look, we confirmed Thomas, Roberts, Alito, Gonzales, Brownie, Rumsfeld and on and on. Do you honestly think that Barney is less qualified than any of them?"