Aspersions? Asparagus? One moment from the Holder testimony

archibald_wigsAmid the tense atmosphere of Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony on Capitol Hill came a bizarre exchange in which representative Louie Gohmert (R-Tex) accused Holder of attacking his integrity and “casting aspersions on my asparagus.”

In isolation, it’s almost Dada-esque. In context, it’s about equally bizarre. Cast aspersions on asparagus? Next you’ll be slandering his slaw or belittling his beets or doing something equally alliterative to his cauliflower.

Keep asparagus out of it.

Unlike celery, which is misery incarnate, asparagus never did anything to anyone, except occasionally increase the acidity of our urine.


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