Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Pop Quiz

The Republican Party is the party of family values. Which family?

(a) Borgia
(b) Ptolemy
(c) Gotti
(d) Borden
(e) Romanov


At 2:29 PM, Blogger Paul Tomblin said...

Did Vlad the Impaler have a family?

At 3:38 PM, Anonymous tigtog said...

The 12 Julii Cesares.

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Mentis Fugit said...


You don't know, I don't know, so he doesn't qualify.


They made the short list, but I thought the Ptolemys scooped the Classical slot by putting the incest in a formal religio-political framework.

Plus I wasn't sure of the correct form of the name - thank you. (But weren't only six of them Julio-Claudians? The next three barely had time to mint their own coins, and the last three were Flavians.)

At 7:36 AM, Anonymous whattheH said...

I tried, but failed to choose one category. If one was hopeful, it would be Ptolemy, cause Cleo embraced the Asp - hope springs eternal what.
Borden, as in Lizzie? If so, then a combo of all five, with heavy emphasis on Gotti and Romanov. One can only hope the party implodes as successfully as the dynasties.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

when I saw "pop quiz" I thought you had made up a quiz just for me.

I'm guessing Borden, if it's Lizzie's family

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Red State Blues said...

Wow, it's pretty hard to figure out where the Bush crime family fits into this most excellent list.

On the one hand, the Republicans have the arongance and idiocy of the Romanovs. On the other hand, all the sex stuff would suggest the Borgias.

I think I'll have to go with (a).

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Mentis Fugit said...

RSB, you've put your finger on something for me: different answers apply to different parts of the machine. The White House are the Romanovs, the Cheney-Halliburton Axis are more Gotti, and so on.

At 8:01 AM, Blogger The Truffle said...

How about the Manson family? The Sawney Beane family?


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