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Wednesday's sketchiest moments

It's been a tough couple of days for our friends at Fox News. First, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) went on Bill O'Reilly's show and told Papa Bear "you ought to be ashamed of yourself" for defending Glenn Beck's relationship with Goldline, which "gouges consumers." Beck thoughtfully rebutted this argument by eating a wiener on O'Reilly's show.

But if Fox expects attacks from Democrats, what to make of Rep. Steve LaTourette? The Ohio Republican, upset about Fox's criticism of a piece of legislation he sponsored, went to the House floor to condemn the "pinhead and weenie" -- hot dogs again! -- "at Fox News that decided to put that story together." He also asserted that "I don't know what they're doing at Fox News, but they should stop smoking it and get back to reporting the facts."

What a wiener! Surely LaTourette knows that only O'Reilly gets to call people pinheads.

Think the attacks on Fox are rough? It could be worse. Word from Gaza is the terrorists have come up with a new weapon: the exploding ass. A suicide donkey (with cart) was detonated on the border, according to a small Syrian-backed terrorist group. Nobody was killed, except for the donkey.

Speaking of incendiaries, John McCain put out a new ad taking apart his Republican primary opponent, J.D. Hayworth, for voicing his belief that the United States did not declare war on Nazi Germany. McCain's ad shows footage from 1941 announcing the war declaration and asking: "J.D. Hayworth: Is it any wonder he was voted among the dumbest members of Congress?"

Even Barney Frank's a birther now.

Like Barack Obama, Rep. Charles Djou, the newest member of Congress, CLAIMS he was born in Hawaii--but can he prove it?. As the Hawaii Republican was being sworn in on the House floor, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) playfully demanded of reporters nearby that they review Djou's birth certificate. True, one needn't be born in the U.S.A. to serve in Congress, but you can't be too careful when it comes to flushing out the foreigners.

That's apparently the sentiment in South Florida, where hackers -- perhaps jealous that Arizona has been getting all the bad immigration headlines -- broke into an electronic road sign and broadcast to motorists the flashing message: "No Latinos/No Tacos."

Meanwhile, former President George W. Bush, in a breezy speech to the American Wind Energy Association, disclosed a sneak preview of his book, divulging the first sentence: "Can you tell me a day in which you have not had a drink?"

Yes we can, sir. Our last day without a drink was Jan. 19, 2001.

You have the right to petition the government - and the government has a right to take you to court for it. An unemployed Pennsylvania man, angry at Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky) for holding up unemployment benefits, dashed off some nasty emails to the lawmaker. Then the FBI showed up at his door, followed by U.S. Marshals with a grand jury indictment.

Geez, you'd think the guy had been plotting a suicide donkey attack.

Staff writers Matt DeLong, Rachel Weiner and Felicia Sonmez contributed to this report.

By Dana Milbank  | May 26, 2010; 6:32 AM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama, Dana Milbank, George Bush, Sketchiest moments  | Tags:  LaTourette; Rep. Anthony Weiner; Bill O'Reilly; Fox News;  
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Comments

Suicide donkies? What's next? Is nothing sacred when the All American hot dog is a political gimmick!

Posted by: MaggieSC | May 26, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Hey who the new crack replacements for Woodward and Bernstein at the WP, who can get down to the bottom of Sestak JobGate scandal?

We need to know that our President not a crook!

I KNOW Obama has to be deep into this, because I understood he was involved in trying to determine the DemocRat candidate for Governor my state this year!

IMPEACH & PROSECUTE, the 2010 Platform!

Posted by: theaz | May 26, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Thank you! Dana will be here all week!

Posted by: margaretmeyers | May 26, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

You mean Fox got "balanced" for once?

Posted by: mcdonalsherry | May 26, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Milbank wrote- Think the attacks on Fox are rough? It could be worse. Word from Gaza is the terrorists have come up with a new weapon: the exploding ass. A suicide donkey (with cart) was detonated on the border, according to a small Syrian-backed terrorist group. Nobody was killed, except for the donkey.
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Milbank, have you become so desperate and low that you have to make cruel jokes about animals being killed in terrorits attacks? You are disgusting!

Posted by: 12oreo | May 26, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

The Rep Wiener was totally wrong and where he is worried about the gold ripoff is nonsenses when he should worry about the thousands of death each year with drugs approved by out FDA, which has been bought by the pharmaceutical co. Just like the FDA expanded allow use of Crestor drug to be sold to everyone in order for the drug companies to make billions more money. Then the High Fructose Corn Syrup of which the taxpayer is ripped of with billions of dollars in subsidizes to make it cheap and put in all processed food. Read the label on Wieners, Jimmy Deans Sausage, soup, soda and on and on. Then add up how much sugar one eats, unknowing per day. Two to Three cup of highly poison sugar. Not good for those obese, heart problems, Diabetic. Yet this Joker Rep Wiener is so nanny to prevent ripped off of the people. He should start looking in the mirror and he will find the bad person. _

Posted by: ChefRobert | May 26, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

The "No Latinos/No Tacos" sign is implying that if you don't have Latinos, you can't have tacos. The sentiment was opposite of what you're thinking. There was a similar sign at a pro-immigration rally that read, "No illegals = no burritos (you better think twice, America)." Do a search on Flickr for "no illegals, no burritos" and you'll see it.

Posted by: dkp01 | May 26, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

A suicide donkey? What a great idea, since it's almost Memorial Day, let's take a FEW of the animals to D.C. and LET OFF some GAS at our fair minded congressmen & senators to let them know what WE think of their job performance so far this term. And I do think that the FBI &/or the federal marshals will be showing up at my doorstep anytime soon after this message posts. HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY and enjoy your wienies & burgers ! ! ! !

Posted by: scoobydube007 | May 27, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Staff writer Rachel Weiner contributed to this article. Where's the disclosure? Any relation to Rep Anthony Weiner, who I would like to nominate to the pinhead hall of fame.

Posted by: dcharlson | May 27, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

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