Wednesday, June 22

Lest You Think We Ran Out Of Idiots With Dan Burton

You may have heard that Gun Totin' Representative John Hostettler, (Baptist Wingnut-Ind) managed to halt House business for forty-five minutes before being forced to withdraw the following statement:

Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christians.

While the forty-five minute halt was the finest legislative achievement in the six-term Congressman's career (unless you want to count his brave, almost lone stand against funding child abuse prevention), it did fall short of his daily goal by 23 hours and 15 minutes.

The good news for Hoosiers is that Congressman Hostettler, who was elected as part of the Glorious Gingrich Revolution of 1994 will no doubt be announcing his retirement soon, since, as a signator of the Contract with America, his time as a citizen legislator has expired. On the minus side, we will be losing his unwavering insistence on balanced budgets.

Fans of political humor may recall that Hostettler's reputation as a religious nutjob is such that when a local humor site ran a story claiming he was going to introduce legislation changing the name of I-69 to something more suitable it was readily believed.

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