As President Obama turns 50 today, leaders in Congress have all of two weeks to choose the twelve legislators (from within their divisive political parties) who will become members of The Super Committee that will recommend further deficit and debt reduction ideas by November. The sanctified twelve will be made up of three House Democrats, three Senate Democrats, three House Republicans, and three Senate Republicans.
In the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus chose his own twelve apostles. President Obama does not get to do this, so we are all waiting to see who gets to be Simon Peter, Simon the Zealot, James the Greater, James the Less, John, Andrew, Thomas, Thaddeus, Philip, Bartholomew and, of course, Matthew the Tax Collector, who will be in charge of increasing and collecting revenue from people making more than $250,000 a year.
But, wait. That’s only eleven out of the twelve. These days, frequently being in denial, I neglected to mention the most important apostle of all—Judas Iscariot, who will betray President Obama for 30 pieces of silver from Wall Street. Now, who could that be?