Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, has decried the new White House-GOP debt ceiling deal as a "sugar-coated Satan sandwich."
What is a "Satan sandwich," exactly? Well I'm glad you asked because it's given me the motivation to search around the Interwebz to find out.
According to Urban Dictionary, it's a sandwich made by Satan:
The chiefest of hell’s dark delights, it is said that just one bite of it arouses an unspeakable lust of terrific potency.
NRO's Jonah Goldberg wonders... whya sandwich?And not just that, but who actually coats a sandwich with sugar? Instead, he offers some alternative suggestions:
Lucifer’s lunch bucket, once you open it, all Hell breaks loose.
Mephistopheles’ M&Ms: candy coating on the outside damnation on the inside.
Pernicious Peanut Butter Cups, tasty chocolate on the without, agony within.
A Satanic Transvestite: looks good until you see what’s under the clothes.
But assuming you want to stick with a sandwich like Rep. Cleaver, AFP correspondent Oliver Knox wonders what kind of ingredients might top such a hellish delicacy:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a staunchly liberal opponent to the plan, remarked today: "I know the president's heart, and I recognize that we're eating some sandwiches we don't like." Speak for yourself, congresswoman.
Over at the PJ Tatler, blogger Zombie tracked down an image of a delicious "Satan sandwich," but noted that it fell short of his expectations:
I want to see Satan himself in a sandwich, and it’s got to be sugar-coated. I thought about trying to create such an image myself, but alas my Photoshop skills are few and far between, and my artistic skills are non-existent.
So I thought: Let the people speak!
And thus began the first-ever "Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich contest," whereby readers began submitting their own culinary creations:
Mmmm. I had no idea a debt deal could be so devilishly tasty. Click here to see the latest submissions in Zombie's amazing contest.