May 20, 2004

The Fox Follies

Up late in London catching Bill O'Reilly's show. Pity I was still up and channel surfing--as I was forced to catch a Congressman Steve King (from Iowa) say that Abu Ghraib simply amounted to "hazing."

Congress (particularly the House) has always been stock-full of used car salesman-like cretins (just some 'bad apples', mind you)--but this is really beyond the pale for a sitting U.S. representative.

Or are freshmen fraternity initiates being sodomized and attacked by dogs at places like Iowa State these days?

UPDATE: A reader writes in:

Dear Mr. Djerejian,

"Just happened to catch your reference to Iowa congressman Steve King in your 5-20 blog titled "The Fox Follies."

You are absolutely right about King, who currently represents the district in which I live (I did NOT vote for this ignorant bigot). This man is not only an embarrassment to Iowa, but to this country.

....I actively campaigned [o]n behalf of King's opponent (Paul Shomshor) in 2002. Paul... lost, as did most other Democrats in Iowa. Instead, Iowa's 5th district elected a college drop-out (Steve King) to congress, who makes "used car salesman-like cretins" (your words), look like ethics professors.

Steve King does have trouble when it comes to speaking; he is too busy picking straw from his teeth. Ironic that he'd refer to the Abu Ghraib prison abuse as "college hazing," when he doesn't even understand the concept of higher learning. In short, we have representing us an ethnocentric racist."

[ed: note: I've witheld name and other parts of the email that might identify the reader-- though I wasn't requested to]
Onawa, Iowa

Posted by Gregory at May 20, 2004 12:05 AM
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