On Harry Shearer’s radio show, he used to feature skits in which Newt Gingrich would talk to his mom on the phone. One running joke had Newt complaining about Dick Armey, to which Mom would invariably reply — in her scratchy voice — with some phrase in which she put the indefinite article “a” in front of the name “Dick Armey.” For example:
NEWT: Mom, it’s just getting tough fighting all these battles with Dick Armey.
NEWT’S MOM [in a scratchy voice]: Well, son, it’s like I always told you. You just can’t win when you’re fighting a Dick Armey.
So it amused me to see an Instapundit blog entry this morning reading: “DICK ARMEY slams James Dobson.”
Ouch. Nothing hurts worse than getting slammed by a Dick Armey.