Bearing Drift’s own Jim Hoeft posted the joke (which apparently originated with Robin Williams in 2002) on Facebook where he tagged Cuccinelli. Here’s the joke:
This was originally for Zarqawi, but it’s still good:
After Osama bin Laden was killed, George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates.
He slapped him across the face and yelled, “How dare you try to destroy the nation I helped conceive!”
Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, “You wanted to end our liberties but you failed!”
James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, “This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!”
Thomas Jefferson was next, beat UBL with a long cane and snarled “It was Evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence.”
The beatings and thrashings continued as George Mason, James Monroe and 66 other Americans unleashed their anger on the terrorist Leader.
As UBL lay bleeding and in pain, an Angel appeared.
UBL wept and said, “This is not what you promised me. “The Angel replied, “I told you there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said?”
Not long after Cuccinelli tweeted:
Unfortunately for the AG, tweeting from his BlackBerry caused him to miss the third “i” in “Virginians” prompting a firestorm of follow up tweets from people who 1) spend their lives in Mama’s basement trying to catch conservatives in a “macaca” moment, and/or 2) never heard the joke.
OMG 4COL AWGTHTGTTA ?
Translation for those of you who can’t read “Virginans” as “Virginians”: Oh My Gawd! For Crying Out Loud! Are we going to have to go through this again?
Thing about the joke is though, that Osama met some Virginians. But they weren’t at the Pearly Gates.
He met them in his compound in Pakistan. As Jim Hoeft noted on Monday: What’s all the more gratifying about this operation is that it was the U.S. Navy from Virginia enforcing a punishment a longtime in coming.
Cuccinelli did follow up his tweet with an explanation. But, for the left, it wasn’t good enough.
See, Ken is a conservative. And worse than that, he’s a successful conservative.
I’m sure that when Robin Williams told the same joke almost ten years ago, that the left thought it was knee-slappingly funny.
But for Ken, it’s an unpardonable sin, and he’s only to be further condemned for the omisssion of the “i” in Virginians.
And for that, he’ll be unmercifully punished by the left…at least until someone else drops a vowel.
Or Mama calls them upstairs to tell them their Spaghettios are ready.
Cross posted at The Write Side of My Brain