Huffington Post Post of the Day

There’s no shortage of hacky Washington DC humorists out there. And Lord knows, there’s plenty of stale writing satirizing Hollywood social and business customs. But it takes a special talent to combine the two forms. I bring your attention to Huffington Post-er Danielle Crittenden:

MAY 2009: EXCERPT FROM THE TRANSCRIPTS OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING ON PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON’S APPOINTMENT OF BARBRA STREISAND TO U.N. AMBASSADOR.

SENATOR GUILIANI: Who are these other people with you?

BARBRA STREISAND: To my right is my agent. Beside him is my publicist. On my left is my personal assistant. And Fred is the guy who gets my water. Fiji water.Tap is poisonous thanks to the last administration’s failure to adopt Kyoto. That would be one of the first issues I’d bring up as Ambassador–

SENATOR GUILLIANI: We’ll get to that, Miss Streisand. I’ve just never seen a nominee bringing so many people to the table. It’s unprecedented.

BARBRA STREISAND: A singing Jewish girl playing the romantic lead in a feature film was unprecedented. May I remind you that I went on to win the Oscar for Best Actress in “Funny Girl”–

SENATOR GUILIANI: Well, unorthodox then.

BARBRA STREISAND: “Yentl” was unorthodox.

Oy.