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A sugar-coated Satan sandwich, with a side of peas, please

The U.S. Capitol building on Monday morning. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

We were going to cover the moon in yogurt. President Obama was a jilted lover left weeping at the altar. There were reports of hobbits and trolls infiltrating the Capitol.

Oh, the merry-making wordplay wound its way straight into this journalist’s heart. Thanks to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, the festivities have yet to end, despite a deal being reached.

Cleaver declared the deal “a sugar-coated satan sandwich.”

What is a Satan sandwich exactly? According to a 2004 Urban Dictionary definition, it’s “The chiefest of hell’s dark delights, it is said that just one bite of it arouses an unspeakable lust of terrific potency.”

I’m not sure that’s what Cleaver meant, or I’ve been following the debt debate all wrong. The Twitter peanut gallery is already gleefully embracing the new meal. It seems to be a bigger hit than Obama’s peas.

This Beelzebub Burger with Mephistopheles Mayo and Lucifer Lettuce on a Ba’al Bun really needs some Azrael Arugula cc: @daveweigelless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyOlivier Knox

Nono, he meant seitan. Probably. RT @AndrewKroll: can’t get over the fact a US congressman called a bill a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich.”less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet ReplyBrian Beutler

What’s the calorie count in a “sugar-coated Satan sandwich?” Worse than a Beelzebub melt, right?less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyFrank Bruni

Which restaurant in DC adds a “Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich” to its menu first? Imagining charred meat, mad hot sauce, crackly/sweat breadless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyJoseph Weisenthal


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