16 Questions for The New York Times Editorial Board

    How would you secure the U.S. border?

a.      A fence made of control top pantyhose linked at the feet

b.      A Nancy Pelosi stare

c.       Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po of the Teletubbies

d.      A gang of moderate Republicans with stiffly starched collars

    How should Congress define “torture”?

      Use of any guard dog that doesn't answer to “Here, Foo Foo” An interrogator wearing cheap after shave Being referred to as “Abba-Dabba-Du” Watching Rosie O'Donnell in any position

    Is it okay for the U.S. to launch an anti-ballistic missile without the prior written consent of George Soros?

      Only if 399 UN resolutions have been violated No way—it would increase global warming Not while Democrats are filibustering a judicial nominee After Al Gore wins an Oscar for his newest documentary, Truth, What Is It Good For?

    Who should be the next Supreme Court justice?

      Woody Allen Like any dude who doesn't like think the Constitution is like some big deal Noam Chomsky O.J. Simpson's favorite judge—Lance Ito

    Would any of the following not violate the Establishment Clause?

      The ACLU Book of Common Prayer Thinking, “Oh, God!” within the city limits of San Francisco. (Would there be an exception if it occurs during an armed robbery?) A law banning from public office anyone who's ever thought of going to church A welfare check printed on green paper with red ink

    What is the biggest cause of global warming?

      Chuck Schumer's favorite press conferences, Vols. I-mmmccXXvii Gun ownership The Barbra Streisand 23rd Farewell Tour Kerry/Edwards weekly consumption of hairspray

    How would you end the war in Iraq?

      Air drop the Times Sunday edition on our pesky allies Smoke dope with bin Laden Override all satellite TV downlinks with Hillary Clinton singing Negro spirituals Declare “Hug a Terrorist Day”

    How would you improve test scores of public school students?

      Declare “National Snow Day” Student essays in 10 words or less: “Vouchers are evil because …” Direct deposits from the U.S. Treasury to the National Education Association Increase condom instruction in Head Start programs

    Who is your favorite Founding Father?


      Thomas Jefferson William Jefferson Clinton Jefferson Airplane This is sexist hate speech

    What should be included in government health care?

      50 lbs. of high-grade medical marijuana A carton of blank prescription pads signed by Howard Dean Access to Senate Botox injections A complete set of Nip/Tuck DVDs

    Would you ban abortion under any of the following circumstances?

      The fetus is a fan of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy The fetus drives a Prius (late third trimester) The embryo will be used to clone Bill Clinton The fetus will pledge never to shop at Wal-Mart

    What is the most important part of the U.S. Constitution?

      The ban on SUVs The wall of separation between gender-diverse people groups of tolerance and a bossy Supreme Being The living, unwritten stuff

    Who is your favorite president?

      Bill Clinton Jacques Chirac Al Gore Bill Clinton

    What is a weapon of mass destruction?

      The Fox News Channel Second-hand smoke (not to be confused with weed) Tax cuts for the rich A Big Mac with cheese

    What constitutes suspicious activity at an airport?

      A U.S. passport bearing a photo of Scooby-Doo Trying to purchase blasting caps at Starbucks Carrying an Uzi in a plastic bag larger than quart-size


    Should English be the official language of the United States?

      Nyet Oprima número ochenta y tres para inglés: Press 83 for English