Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Craigslist Congressman and Top Ten Stupid Political Quotes of 2010
By now you may have read that Rep. Christopher Lee (R-NY) is resigning over allegations that he attempted to cheat on his wife using the online service Craigslist.
The allegations were first reported Wednesday afternoon on Gawker.
So once again in the political world we have to ask the question; infidelity, is it or is it not our business? Really I am not sure. I am sure it may be the business of the constituents, as he represents them and his morale compass, and propensity for lies, is important to them. I am sure it’s his wife's business; in fact it is mostly for him and his family to deal with.
The problem for me is more the stupid way that the Congressman went about seeking a girlfriend, on Craiglist, with his own email and own name. Now I am in no way encouraging marital infidelity, I am a happily married man myself. But it is obtuse to go looking for trouble in such an open way for any married man, let alone a married man who has the small amount of fame and notability afforded to a congressman of the Niagara Falls region.
This is all proving once again there is no IQ test for public office, but as this SHORT list shows, maybe there should be.
Top ten stupid political quotes of 2010.
10. 'If you don't hold us accountable, we'll do some real bad things in Washington, D.C.'
—Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), who became the subject of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation related to the fallout from an affair he had with the wife of his best friend and co-chief of staff, Sept. 1, 2010
9. 'F**king retarded.''
—Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, scolding liberal groups planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at President Obama's health care overhaul
8. 'Why would you want to put people in charge of government who just don't want to do it? I mean, you wouldn't expect to see al Qaeda members as pilots.'
—Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), on the prospects of Republicans taking back control of Congress, May 21, 2010
7. 'Now, they're saying I groped a male staffer. Yes, I did. Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn't breathe and four guys jumped on top of me. It was my 50th birthday.'
—Ex-Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY), talking to Glenn Beck after resigning amid allegations that he sexually harassed his aides
6. "I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up.'
—Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, in an interview with 'Esquire' magazine
5. 'If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that's in people's pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the war between the states -- the Great War of Yankee Aggression.
—Rep. Paul Broun (R- Ga.), March 18, 2010
4. 'Refudiate,' 'misunderestimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'
—-a Tweet sent by Sarah Palin in response to being ridiculed for inventing the word ''refudiate,'' proudly mistaking her illiteracy for literary genius, July 18, 2010
3. "She's a f**king raghead. We got a raghead in Washington; we don't need one in South Carolina. She's a raghead that's ashamed of her religion trying to hide it behind being Methodist for political reasons.'
—South Carolina State Sen. Jake Knotts (R), claiming that his Republican rival in the South Carolina governor's race, Nikki Haley, had been set up by a network of Sikhs and was programmed to run for governor by outside influences in foreign countries. (Haley is of Sikh descent, and is now a Christian.) Knotts later clarified his statement, saying he did not mean to use the F-word. (June 4, 2010)
2. ‘‘We had no domestic attacks under Bush; we've had one under Obama.”
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Jan. 8, 2010
1. "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.''
Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.): speaking to his fear that too many troops sent to Guam could be disaster, specifically the presence of a large number of American soldiers might upend the island of Guam. March 25, 2010
I know this last one seems insane, this man seems impossibly stupid to have won an election...so I included the video link
This is leaving out a lot of crazies and pundits that said even crazier things, I stayed with only elected people and people who have held appointed important office.
I think we want Americas brightest and best running the country, not it barely literate and dull witted.
Maybe we should institute a basic knowledge test before you can get on the ballot, I mean you have to take a math test and a urine test just to get a crappy job…unless you’re a politician. --♣