COLBERT INTERVIEWS THE DUMBEST MAN IN THE U.S. CONGRESS
Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) has one of the worst voting records of anyone in the House of Representatives. He is tied for dead last on every single category of Big Business kiss-up, everything that has to do with destroying public education, everything related to fair taxes, family planning, health care, housing, human rights and civil liberties, impartial justice, fairness for working men and women, and everything to do with war and peace. His voting record is stunning. A former crooked real estate developer he's among the 25 most extremist right-wing radicals in the entire Congress. Before being elected to Congress in a freak accident in 2004, he had been referred to as a "braying jackass" by the Speaker of Georgia's House of Representatives.
Now he represents Georgia's 8th congressional district, south of Atlanta through Macon and Warner-Robbin and south and south and south. He's been in cahoots with all the big players in the Republican Culture of Corruption, taking dirty money from DeLay, Boehner, Blunt, etc. He's been a quintessential do-nothing rubber-stamp imbecile for the last 2 years but is eager to continue doing nothing and making good money for it.
Today he gave his Democratic challenger, Mike McGraw some hilarious ammunition. Somehow he wound up on the Colbert Report-- apparently his staff members are as swift as he is-- and John Amato has the whole amazing episode on CROOKS AND LIARS. He looks so stupid-- especially when he's advocating abolishing the Department of Education-- on the video that it makes one feel that this is a put on. But it's real and it enshrines Colbert as one of the greatest interviewers of all time. The best part of the interview is when Colbert reminds him that he sponsored a bill to display the 10 Commandments in public buildings. When Colbert asks him to name them... well, watch the video over at John's place.