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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Heh!

Source: washington times

Article here on the Republican backlash against Mel Martinez, here's what caught my eye and made me spew delicious Coca-Cola on my monitor...
Rebellion is brewing among conservatives on the Republican National Committee over President's Bush's attempt to "impose" Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida as "general chairman" of the party, who favors "amnesty" for illegal aliens.
"Amnesty"

From the AP Stylebook on use of quotation marks...(no link, it's not online)
Irony: Put quotation marks around a word or words used in an ironical sense. Example: The "debate" turned into a free for all.
Irony from the online dictionary...
# The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

# An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.

# A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect.
I'm a little confused here, illegal alien fellating Senator Mel Martinez does support amnesty and more for illegal aliens, so what am I missing here? How is this ironic? What is ironic about stating a fact?

Interestingly enough President Bush also supports "amnesty," though I'm sure there's no relation between these disparate and ironic "facts."

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