Friday, June 16, 2006

Found: Missing idiot

And his name is Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga. He appeared on "The Colbert Report" last night. Crooks and Liars has the transcript:

COLBERT: You have not introduced a single piece of legislation since you entered Congress.

WESTMORELAND: That's correct.

COLBERT: This has been called a do nothing Congress. Is it safe to say you're the do nothingest?

WESTMORELAND: I, I, ..Well there's one other do nothiner. I don't know who that is, but they're a Democrat.

COLBERT: What can we get rid of to balance the budget?

WESTMORELAND: The Dept. of Education.

COLBERT: What are the Ten Commandments?

WESTMORELAND: You mean all of them?--Um... Don't murder. Don't lie. Don't steal Um... I can't name them all.

That last exchange is lovely because he's a co-sponsor of various bills letting the Ten Commandments be displayed in government buildings. To find the text of the bills, check Thomas for "Ten Commandments" or specifically H RES. #214 and H CON. RES. #12.

He also was caught distributing auto-industry talking points verbatim to colleagues under his own letterhead, without attribution.

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4 Comments:

Blogger JP said...

Awesome. I live in this idiot's state, but sadly not in his district.

6/16/2006 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that show....simply hilarious. And a sad indictment of what kind of idiots get elected to Congress, especially in southern conservative Republican districts. Words can't describe how pathetic it is to co-sponsor a bill about the almighty Ten Commandments and not even know more than three of them.
- Caracarn

6/18/2006 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then Colbert was wrong. If the guy has co-sponsored bills, he's introduced legislation.

The entire exchange is silly. Who would go on this guy's program?
JP5

6/19/2006 4:15 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

Who would go on this guy's program?

An excellent question. Which again doesn't cast Westmoreland's intelligence in a favorable light....

6/19/2006 5:05 PM  

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