This simply can’t be real. Not because it’s so shameless and absurd, but because its shamelessness and absurdity encapsulate too perfectly the way this travesty of a bill has been sold. If you were writing the broadest possible satire of the “Grand Bargain” that you could think of, how else could it end except with Teddy croaking out a few bars in his new mother tongue in a sort of apocalyptic pander?

Until someone gives me proof, I’m assuming it’s bogus. It’s just too bad to be true.