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February 13, 2016

Shinseki, Waiting His Turn in Line | Capitol Quip


Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has faced a number of tough situations in his military and public service career, and now he finds himself in hot water over wait times at VA clinics. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

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  • Ed Beck

    General Shinseki, your walk-up song will be, Burred Lines.

  • EJRotert

    How does it feel? You’re lucky on top of everything else you’re not a medical doctor.

  • Ed Beck

    Eventually General, you will rise and shine.

  • Michael Lee Rautins

    “I hope you don’t mind the wait.”

  • Lars K.

    Well General, welcome to the one place where there is more red tape and process delays than the VA.

  • KMH

    We don’t provide treatment for “mad as hell” unless the patient displays some sign of emotion.

  • EJRotert

    Turns out, we’re all veterans. That doesn’t bode well for your wait time.

  • Bzrdhd

    He’s an old soldier, he hasn’t died, but isn’t he supposed to fade away?

  • hairyputter

    “Isn’t Obama supposed to sit there?”

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    We’ll make him earn those battle ribbons.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Let’s give him a taste of his own medicine!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    I’m not sure there’s a pulse.

  • stafford123

    Hmmm. On the official list we already heard your testimony, but on the alternate list you still have another 30 days to wait.

  • No5thDown

    I’m sorry, you’re not on the official list. Wait here while I check the unofficial one.

  • EJRotert

    Have you had enough of a time-out to think about what you’ve not done?

  • edstill

    I wonder if he is going to point out that wait times are caused by us not increasing VA’s budget enough?

  • Ed Beck

    Move any body part, General, to indicate you’re with us.

  • EJRotert

    Sorry, but you’ll just have to wait. Right now it’s all about triage with the mess you’ve created.

  • DeBorah

    How many more can we add to the witness list before we see him?

  • Hannah

    Just a few more stubs should do the trick

  • LZ126

    Sorry for the delay – somebody put you on the “alternate” wait list.

  • LZ126

    I hope that wasn’t the “alternate” wait list you just shredded.

  • LZ126

    A Joseph Welch outburst will not be tolerated by the committee, General.

  • S. Crim

    He seems to be having wait-ey thoughts…

  • Ed Beck

    General Stonewall, I presume.

  • LZ126

    “By the time you get to Phoenix, you’ll be cryin’ . . . .”

  • No5thDown

    If we don’t see him now, it will look bad. Who’s got a pencil?

  • Gloss Finnish

    While to some liberty means that we are to be free of coercion, to others it means the power to coerce us in the name of this or that.

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