Saturday, September 02, 2006

Newest Terrorist Threat -- Taxi Drivers

“When I asked him how long he had been driving a taxi, he said, Dree mouse.”
Mike Royko, journalist 1932-1997

Well, it’s what every racist wit (now there is an oxymoron) believes, but only Montana’s Republican Sen. Conrad Burns had the nerve to say it aloud: the United States is up against “a faceless enemy of terrorists who drive taxicabs in the daytime and kill at night.”

Burns’ campaign justified the slight by saying that the senator was simply point out terrorist can be anywhere.

The official reply from the union of cab drives: “Thank you very much.”

1 comment:

alice, uptown said...

So that's what the taxi drivers are saying when they converse (hands-free, here in Wonderland): I have always wondered if the cabbies who chatted in languages I don't understand were plotting a revolution or planning dinner.