"It's official: The Bush/Cheney Administration is The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight."
"It's official: The Bush/Cheney administration is the gang that couldn't shoot straight."
I was one of five short letters under the heading Everyone's a comedian. That makes their removing the capital letters even more odd: Haven't they heard of the Jimmy Breslin novel about a bumbling gang of small-time crooks? Do they think the Bush/Cheney Administration is a bumbling gang of big time crooks? I'll spot them the "a" in Administration, though I think the capital is proper, but making the reference generic makes a slightly different joke than I intended. More than just Cheney illegally hunting in Texas and covering up the incident for most of a day, I wanted to make sly reference to the fumbling and bumbling about Iraq, Katrina, Plame, budget deficits, etc etc etc. That's asking a lot of one sentence but I think the point is made sharper with the caps, less so without.
Oh well. At least they didn't put the period in my middle name.
NB: Joke I didn't send but will probably use later. "Now we know the Republican version of Gun Control: Have an ambulance standing by."