Orcos (or’-kos): Swearing that a statement is true.
Republican Senator Brickbrain: Esteemed Chairman, how many times would a woodchuck lie if the woodchuck could get away with it?
Republican Senator Fornicator: 25-30 times a day, unless this is a poetic allusion to the accused.
Republican Senator Brickbrain: Precisely. He is not a woodchuck. He is the President of the United States, and woodchucks can’t even talk, let alone lie!
Democrat Senator Willy-nilly: We have arrived in Wonderland.
Republican Senator Brickbrain: Yes. Yes. I can vouch for that–absolutely true, and that’s the absolute truth. I am telling the truth, I swear.
Republican Senator Fornicator: Ok then. Let’s vote. All in favor of letting him off the hook for purely political reasons, say “Aye.” Ooh what do I hear? The ayes have it it.
Democrat Senator Willy-nilly: What about the nays?
Republican Senator Brickbrain: Nay to that! Ha! Ha!
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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