As you most certainly know by now, there is a new royal person on the planet. As the Associated Press astutely wrote in 1930, "royal babies, like those of lesser rank, are born when they are born, and not before." That truism was once again affirmed today when Kate Middleton gave birth Monday to a so-far nameless offspring. CNN was really into it. The people on Twitter were, too. And so was Congress, or at least a select few representatives (and one senator) who decided to weigh in on the royal child via social media.
Some gave well wishes and congratulations, but many others responded to the news with snark — perhaps, 237 years later, it is still not good for a U.S. politician to be seen condoning the secession of the British monarchy.
Anyway, here are their jokes. They are not very good.
A bemoaning of gender, of sorts, from the representative from Charlotte, N.C.:
Congrats to Prince William & Kate on the birth of the #RoyalBaby. The baby weighed a little over 8 pounds. Or about $12.29 in U.S. dollars.— Rep. Blake Farenthold (@farenthold) July 22, 2013
A chance to remind Americans about the national debt?