Why didn't they just fucking blame Fred Flintstone? I mean, think about it for a second. If you're going to make some absurd claim in which you're going to be ridiculed for months and multiple news-cycles, why not just go for it? I certainly would have; Space invaders did it. Lowland gorillas did it. Betty and Veronica did it. The 1927 Yankees did it. Jon Voight (he's persona non grata, right?) did it. The panel from "To Tell the Truth" (spontaneously erupting from a Youtube video which features the panel from "What's My Line?" and which was produced by the panel from "Stump the Stars") did it. Global Warming and the Keystone Pipeline collaborated and they did it. Ditto, unicorns and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I mean, I know that creativity isn't necessarily the forte of these moronic politicians and all (though, yes, this administration is a little bit better at it than the previous one that was also filled to the brim with dullards) but you have to occasionally bring your A-game for Christ sakes.