Thursday, January 25, 2007

Crazy Dems Abandon Term "Freshman"

The Democrats' love of politically correct speech (or rather fear of politically incorrect speech) will stop at nothing, no matter how insane:

Among the things attendees at this morning's National Journal /NBC post-SOTU breakfast learned was that it is no longer politically correct in the House Dem caucus to refer to the newly elected members from '06 as "Freshmen." How did we learn this? House Maj. Whip Jim Clyburn referred to the "freshmen" and then corrected himself and then went on to admit the new policy. Freshman, er newly elected Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA) told the crowd that he "suspected" it had something to do with the word "new" being more appealing to the public than "freshman," which can be seen by some as derogatory. So there ya go!
Wow. I don't know what to say. This not only highlights the insanity of the steps the dems will go through to avoid offending anyone (excluding Christians and soldiers, of course), it also shows that they'll act like idiots in order to seem "more appealing to the public." Basically they're popularity whores.

Speaking of politically correct Democrats, Allahpundit had this up for an unrelated post:

The goood (or rather bad) part is at 1:oo in.

Note: Who is that classy host?