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.
| 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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