Tuesday, February 06, 2007

What's "Original" Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater?

An "original" nursery rhyme:

Peter Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife but couldn't keep her.
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
and there he kept her very well.
An "original" co-sponsor of Congressional legislation is:
Before introduction, Representatives and Senators will often ask their colleagues to be an "original cosponsor" of their legislation. Being an original cosponsor means that they agreed to support the bill before it was introduced, which presumably is riskier because the bill hasn't been studied. It is a sign of commitment to an issue.
What Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater's "original" press release claimed yesterday:
I am an original cosponsor of H.R. 508, sponsored by Representatives Lynn Woolsey.
When H.R. 508 was "originally" introduced:
January 5, 2007
When Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater actually signed the "original" bill:
February 5, 2007
What the Brattleboro Reformer had to say just yesterday about Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, the "original co-sponsor" of H.R. 508:
Curiously, while our congressman Peter Welch is a co-sponsor of two other bills -- one by Massachusetts Democrat Edward Markey to prohibit funding for additional troops in Iraq, and the other by Massachusetts Democrat James McGovern to withdraw our troops and contractors from Iraq -- Welch has not yet signed on to Woolsey's bill.
The "original" GreenMountainPolitics1 thinks that Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater might want to find another nursery rhyme.

Might we suggest:
and this little piggy went Wee Wee Wee all the way home!