The first definition of “bimbo” in my dictionary indicates that the term can be applied to a member of either sex. The word means “a foolish, stupid or inept person.” However, as we all know, the term usually is applied to “an attractive but stupid young woman, esp. one with loose morals,” even though that is the secondary definition. In case you wonder, the word derives from the Italian for baby.
I will be happy to award the sobriquet “bimbo” to a man named Al Armendariz, who is the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator in Dallas. In a speech made in 2010, only just exhumed by the national media, he offered this description of his agency’s enforcement policy:
"It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. They'd go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw, and they'd crucify them. And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years."
Armendariz has just apologized for his comment – a trifle late, I dare say – but even so it does seem to reflect the Obama administration’s attitude toward energy producers. Energy producers, more than any other industrial group, are responsible for keeping the American economy humming. President Obama doesn’t seem to care about this. He wants to tax their pants off, obliterate them if possible so that Americans will pour algae into their cars, and even, as we have just learned, “crucify them.” Although that seems gratuitous.
Maybe we should also view the bimbo Armendariz’s comment as an early salvo in the administration’s War Against Catholics. Really, do Catholics – or any other group, for that matter – have any good reason to vote for Obama this year? And, come to think of it, what about Turkish-Americans?
On the other hand, the Armenians may now be solidly in the Obama camp.
Just keep doing what you’re doing, guys. I can hardly wait for November.