Thursday, October 22, 2009

Civics Lesson

From this week's Dork Avengers #10:


A) There's this little thing called separation of powers, and it would be a congressional committee that controls funding. Unless, of course, Norman Osborn has disbanded congress or something.

B) Even if some executive department "committee" controlled the funding for paramilitary organizations like H.A.M.M.E.R., you wouldn't think the secretary of state would be the one to control it...much more likely to be the defense secretary or the director of NSA, right? H.A.M.M.E.R. is hardly a diplomatic agency...

C) If, as Spider-Man tells us, Obama is president, than shouldn't the secretary of state be a "she," and not a "he?" Or is Obama not actually canon? Or did the Earth-616 Obama choose someone else?

Of course, knowing the Marvel universe these days, Phillip Masters or the Purple Man or the Ringmaster is secretary of state these days, and Osborn means it very literally when he says he "controls" the committee...Hey, in a world where the Red Skull can become U.S. defense secretary (Dell Rusk...grrrr), or Tony Stark, I guess anything is possible.

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