Moron du jour

Thus begins an irregularly-scheduled occasional series devoted to whomever I find deserving.

Our inaugural hypocritical candidate is House Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA-01)

Representative Kingston first bubbled onto the radar screen when he protested against the indignity, the horror, the inhumanity that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was inflicting upon him by requiring that he actually work five days a week. When the three-day work week of the “Do-Less Than Nothing” 109th Congress was kicked to the curb in early December, Rep. Kingston whimpered:

“Keeping us up here eats away at families. Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that’s what this says.”

He later defended his stance on Faux News by saying:

“With BlackBerrys, cell phones, you can stay in touch with what’s going on in Washington. But you know, when you’re back home with the real people, folks can grab you by the collar and say, what in the heck did you guys do when you passed that bill?”

I can imagine a few people wanting to grab him around the neck, but I don’t think it would be because they passed a raftload of legislation. The Republicans accomplished amazingly little, even considering that they held the majority in both the House and Senate and had a president who only knew how to veto bills that would keep him from torturing people.

Maybe if the Lollygagging 109th would have worked a few more days, they might have gotten some of their homework done. Instead they only managed to finish off two of the eleven spending bills that they were supposed to complete before the closing bell rang. When I was in school, if you did that, you had to stay after until you were done. In my current job, I have to stay until all the work is done.

So Representative Kingston thinks that he shouldn’t have to actually work that hard or actually show up for his job. That’s fine, as long as he’s consistent with this moronic world view.

But no, he wouldn’t.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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