In following the debate, sorry make that the farce, surrounding the passing of the US budget I have gone to the Tea Party Policy paper, also known as “Alice in Wonderland”, for advice.

I would like your opinion on which quote best describes the situation?

1.

“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’

I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!”
— Lewis Carroll

2.

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
— Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass)

3.

“Take care of the sounds and the sense will take care of itself.”
— Lewis Carroll (The Annotated Alice: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass)

4.

“Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.”
— Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

“How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another.”
— Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
5.
“When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!”
— Lewis Carroll
6.
“Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked.
‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat.
‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered.
‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”
— Lewis Carroll
7.
“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”
— Lewis Carroll
8.

“In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.”
— Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

9.

“Reeling and Writhing of course, to begin with,’ the Mock Turtle replied, ‘and the different branches of arithmetic-ambition, distraction, uglification, and derision.”
— Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland: Including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass)

10.

“There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which, luckily, I am.”
— Lewis Carroll

11.

“Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!”
— Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)