Friday, September 24, 2010

Random detritus - September 24, 2010

The search for an honest Republican yields a result!

To that end, perennial candidate John Raese (R) may need to sharpen his message a bit. Here's the conservative candidate yesterday, appearing on a radio show:

HOST: Tell us a little bit about you and your business experience and how you got here.

RAESE: I made my money the old-fashioned way, I inherited it. I think that's a great thing to do. I hope more people in this country have that opportunity as soon as we abolish inheritance tax in this country, which is a key part of my program.

The vast numbers of West Virginians suffering from the onerous inheritance tax will find relief at last.

Same old Democrats, same old crap:
Colbert asked to leave Judiciary hearing

By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff

At least one lawmaker was not amused.

Comedian Stephen Colbert had barely seated himself at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing this morning when US Representative John Conyers, Democrat of Michigan, asked him to leave. Conyers said the committee had not seen so many reporters at a hearing since presidential impeachment proceedings in the late 1990s, and he wanted Colbert to leave so that the committee could carry on with its work.

Colbert, however, did not budge, saying that he was present at the invitation of the hearing chair, US Representative Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California. But Colbert said if Lofgren wanted him to leave, he would.

Lofgren said she wanted him to stay, and a good portion of Capitol Hill was glued to broadcasts of the hearing.

Sit down and shut up, Conyers. (Video here.)

UPDATE: This is why Stewart and Colbert are our chief weapons...


Substance McGravitas said...

"My daddy's money is awesome" can't really win an election, can it?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Boy, if we didn't already know that Subby isn't an American, THAT sure would be a giveaway....

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Poor Rep. Conyers has too much gravitas, can't he see that the real clown show is in the halls of Congress?

Listening to "James Connolly" WOOT!

M. Bouffant said...

Daughters who don't want to be there are a big electoral help too.

(Those are his daughters, right?)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

(Those are his daughters, right?)

They seem to be realistically unenthusiastic about their presence at the event.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

THIS is my all time favorite photo of offspring at a political event.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You missed the flipping bird son.

Smut Clyde said...

(Those are his daughters, right?)

I just assumed he was a Mormon.

Substance McGravitas said...

Boy, if we didn't already know that Subby isn't an American, THAT sure would be a giveaway...

There are some royal families here. But bragging about getting money from pops is, uh, part and parcel of the villain role in both cultures. W seemed to think he'd earned his place.