Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1504 times:
In comes the conspiracy theory;
He must have REALLY pissed someone important off. God knows you have to walk through shit to get elected, and none of these boys smell like roses. We also know there's no shortage of mild insanity at the house level.
I am reminded of a story close to the civil war where a certain congressman Haynes beat a certain congressman Sumner senseless with a 6 oz cane. Sumner had to be sent to france for neurosurgery, and Haynes was punished; however both parties got re-elected!
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1490 times:
I really enjoyed watching his 'testimony' last week, and his speech before the full House the other night. I thought as though someone needs to sign him up as a talk show host. As for his hair(piece), I like his comment the best: "It may look like I cut my hair with a weedwacker......"
Jimbobjoe From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1439 times:
He was quite an independent individual. I personally believe that the nation needs at least one of him in Congress, and we would be better to have something like five (ahh...but not much more.
While I think that the nation needs him, and is better with him, I also think he was not very good for the district--one which is ailing and could possibly use someone who is better at the politicking. Sure he brought up huge issues that no one else was willing to talk about, but on the other hand, he had cheesed off so many of his fellow Congressmen that he didn't have a voice in committees and such--where decisions were actually being made.
Nevertheless the good people of his district hold their middle fingers high and reelect him--because that will further cheese off people, and it would be kinda neat.