Saturday, January 10, 2009
With Mitch McConnell issuing crazy statements daily, like how we shouldn’t rush to give out an economic stimulus to the middle class because it’s not a decision we should lightly, like going to war with Iraq or giving $700 Billion to the rich. It’s easy to forget that Kentucky has another Senator, One who is even more bat-shit crazy.
Jim Bunning is Kentucky’s junior Senator and has the honor of making Cracked.com’s list of “5 Certifiably Insane Politicians People Still Voted For”.
Besides being totally clueless about issues that as a Senator he should have some knowledge about, like the Iraq war, his excuse was he doesn’t read the newspapers, or that Kentucky has three domestic auto plants. He also refuses to go to bipartisan political rallies because his opponent will beat up his wife and send “little green doctors” after him.
Mastering the art of the televised debate is a key for any politician, except Bunning who doesn’t seem to have a clue what the word debate is.
He would only join the debate if he could read off a teleprompter in a private room in the RNC headquarters where no observers would be allowed to see. Also it could only be shown once live in the middle of the afternoon.
I wonder if he was worried that the “little green doctors” would come after him otherwise.
Recently Bunning has been one of the most vocal critics of the Auto Bailout and the idea of using any government money to stimulate the economy. It would be nice if his views got more play in the media. It would make a nice counterpoint to the liberal idea that “Government should promote the General Welfare” if Bunning were allowed to explain how the stimulus package would leave us vulnerable to attacks from “little green doctors”.