I feel like Tom Lehrer
Even if it was essentially an apocryphal comment, I feel rather like Lehrer did upon having heard Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize.
At the end of a previous post I jokingly suggested that gas prices had fallen recently because the Republicans had been bloviating into empty microphones. Little did I know that at least one of the Repugs themselves thought that this was true.
From Paul Krugman's column, 8/7/08:
In fact, earlier this week Republicans in Congress actually claimed credit for the recent fall in oil prices: “The market is responding to the fact that we are here talking,” said Representative John Shadegg.
In addition to the above, we get this from one of Rep. Shadegg's peers:
And the Democrats, as Representative Michele Bachmann assures us, “want Americans to move to the urban core, live in tenements, take light rail to their government jobs.”
There's an unspoken air of "Dems want to control where you go and what you do" in that comment, which I would dismiss if I didn't recall hearing Limbaugh make similar comments several years back in opposition to expanded mass transit.
You can't parody these people.