Here are the latest tidbits on the government shutdown.
First, some highly essential government personnel were sent out to wire the barricades at the World War II Memorial shut so that no one could use the facility.
As John McCormack points out, the memorial is usually unguarded, so they had to send employees to close it.
Second, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, a senior administration official said,
“We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result.”
And finally, we have a Gallup poll which shows what “winning” looks like:
There is only one conclusion that can be reached from all this: The White House has hired Charlie Sheen to manage the government shutdown. No one else would think that closing an unguarded memorial just to spite the public is a winning tactic, or that a drop to a 41% approval rating is somehow the sign that they are winning the argument.
For those with short memories, here is Charlie Sheen himself, unedited, during his meltdown last year, explaining how he is not on drugs (language alert):
(Rats! Seems that PJ Media beat me to the punch!)