Tuesday, January 23, 2007

If Only Short Bus Trivia Were This Easy

Barbara Crosby of Al Franken's senatorial campaign the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs poses the following in the tease line of her Strib commentary today:

Consider a truly universal draft
And in the process, ask why young adults are asked to bear so much of the war burden
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OK, self: why are young adults asked to bear so much of the war burden?

[Thinking]

[Waving hand in air wildly a la Arnold Horshack]

Yes, Mr..."Foot" is it?

Yes, self, that's correct. The reason why young adults are asked to bear so much of the war burden is because juveniles are insufficiently mature both physically and emotionally to take on such a burden, and older adults have both a higher prevalency of bodily aches and pains as well as a tendency to have to pee a lot, which makes the task of shooting bad guys much more difficult.

Good answer. You get a gold star Mr. Foot.

[Beaming] Why thank you.

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