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Thursday, January 24, 2008
Houston GOP raises $500,000 for pooping difficulties. As American troops remain trapped in an Iraqi quagmire of exclusively Republican design, the GOP glitterati of Houston amuse themselves by
raising vast sums of money for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, i.e., the foundation for people with pooping difficulties.

Giuliani and RNC supporter Astrid and Gene Van Dyke, left,
with Vanessa Sendukas (wife of Giuliani supporter Perry Sendukas).
Photo by Dave Rossman, Houston Chronicle

Full disclosure: I experience and have been treated for ulcerative colitis — and yet this is one of the most idiotic displays of philanthropic charade I have ever seen. There is no Crohn's crisis — it affects only 6 out of 100,000 North Americans. Contrast that figure with the 3,900+ Americans who have died in the search for Saddam Hussein's imaginary WMD — a deceptive Bush/Cheney policy these three black-tie cretins doubtlessly supported, as evidenced by their financial backing and affection for Rudy Giuliani.

It's unfortunate that all the other problems of the world — notably, the ones these people vote for — have yet to be solved. Surely Houston’s wealthiest GOP layabouts can find better reasons to play dress-up among the catastrophes and human tragedies they have caused.

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