Saturday, April 10, 2010

From The "Our Leaders Are Wise And Just" File.

The man doing the questioning here is an actual member of Congress. This is an actual Congressional hearing concerning the deployment of military personnel to the island of Guam. I shit you not.

There is very little to add here.

12 comments:

belovedparrot said...

o my friggin' god . . . .

Stavros69 said...

This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Keith said...

Now we know why so many of us think this country is on the wrong track. Just look at our leaders!

Anonymous said...

I think it would've been even funnier to see the faces of the people that were listening to this interchange. I'd bet that military officer was saying to himself some pretty hilarious things by the time the session was over and he was at home with the braids and epaulets off. But the guy in the background rearranging his files could've at least dropped it and had to have the lady next to him scrambling for flying papers, and it would've better had he needed to to get down on his hands and knees to retrieved papers under the military officer's table. (Jerry Lewis)

was1 said...

This appears on drugmonkey's blog so I'm thinking this guy must be a Republican. A Democrat, who are are the enlightened elite, could not possibly be that dumb.

DrugMonkey, Master of Pharmacy said...

You underestimate me Was.....

Hank Johnson is a Democrat, which I know is completely surprising.

He's also a southerner, which is about as surprising as the sun coming up in the east tomorrow morning.

Anonymous said...

How hard was the Military Official trying not to laugh? I swear he wiped a tear at one point. To Hank's credit, though, if Guam capsized we'd all be up shit's creek. What bizarre island would we reference when something is far away?

mierek said...

Guam capsizing? Wow. Just wow.

Anonymous said...

The congressman must've been on one too many capsizing islands to not want to ensure the same thing didn't happen here and tip the captives out of their sardine cans.

Stavros69 said...

I doubt that the military guy was laughing. I have been in such a situation with a City Council in Wyoming where I managed a Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Plant for the town of Thermopolis. I was stunned thinking to myself that the townsfolk elected the Village Idiot as Mayor to oversee my job. It is funking scary!

Mallory said...

Are you sure this clip is real? It's hard to believe that anyone could truly be that dumb.

How did this guy even graduate from high school, let alone get elected?

He sounds like he's drugged, or has alzheimers.

Anonymous said...

Johnson represents the 4th Dist of GA...DeKalb County, the east side of suburban Atlanta. News stories state he's been battling Hep C for a while.

Does that make you...delusional?