February 16, 2006
My beloved state of Georgia has produced its fair share of asshole politicians. I always kinda liked herman talmadge, even if he WAS crooked as a snake, because he chewed tobacco. He single-chawedly preserved spitoons as a fixture on the Senate floor until he left office. Alas, that piece of Americana vanished when he did, making the Senate a poorer place, especially since Herman took his overcoat full of cash with him.
I cringed when we elected lester Maddox as governor, even if he did win on a "fluke." The crazy old bastard turned out to be a pretty good governor, but his reputation as an axe-handle-wielding segregationist and a buffoon who rode a bicycle backward overshadowed everything else about him. He wasn't good for Georgia's reputation.
Of course, Jimmy "Peanut" Carter REALLY put my state in the shitter by being not only one of the most incompetent Presidents ever to occupy the office, but also by refusing to shut up and go away once voters ran him off. Every time the grinning nincompoop opens his mouth today, something idiotic flies out of his neck. He's more irritating than a case of jock itch and even more embarassing.
But our true, prize-winning Asshole of Them All is cynthia McKinney. I believe that she is the highest-flying winged dingbat we've ever inflicted on this country and that's saying a LOT when you look at Jawja politicians. If you follow that link, you'll get a frightening dose of the kind of people who take her seriously as a sentient being.
I don't. In MY humble opinion, if Carter is jock itch, she's syphilis.
Oh, well. At least we managed to produce Zell Miller.
That cunt is also the one behind us loosing a federal HOR rep w/ her Gerrymandering scheme.
You're just catching onto the little commie from the Atlanta burbs?
Hell, they ran her ass out of office when she AND dear old dad got caught blaming everything on the Joooo's. She took (and probably still does) campaign contributions from Islamofachist's and praised them while condeming everyone that suported attacking them. She's also a BIG conspiritorial wingnut that proposed W "Knew" about 911 before it happened and did nothing to prevent it so his Defense contractor buddies could mine it for cash.
Jeez, I could go on for a few pages and this is strictly from memory.
She's a freaking loon and embaressment to everyone but the id10t's that elected her.
Thank YOU, Gmac! I was wondering how I was going to use the "C" word (commie) about that stupid bitch and the peanut farmer without sounding like something from George Clooney's (no he's NOT hot) movie.
Zell has something that those other two don't -- 1. He's a patriot and loves America and 2. He has a damn brain.
Most of our Ohio mediocrities don't match up (down?) to Jimmuh C. We'll be happy to send you Dennis Kucinich, COD. Also, we have the amazing Taft family. How could such a good Republican President beget a good Senator, then watch the entire brood run downhill like a bunch of Kennedys? Our current Taft is basically a liberal, and wears a dress.
She sucked, when she was over Savannah GA.
Didn't Lester Maddox once say that prison reform would have to wait until they started getting a better class of prisoner?
Zell did not impress me when he was Governor, and I was very distressed when he was appointed to the Senate.
Boy, was I wrong about him.
As a Senator, and since then, he has proven himself to be exactly what he has been credited as here: intelligent, loyal to America (not just the nation, but our ideals of liberty), and a gentleman of the old school (meaning that, when you need your ass chewed, he'll do it without a single cuss word).
Yea, Randy, Zell's definitely old school...I loved it when he challenged the stupid Chris Matthews to a duel!
Zell is a gentleman...which is why the rest of the Dimmocrats can't stand him...he's something foreign to them.
Cynthia McKinney: Maxine Waters with a washer-woman accent.
I always liked P.J. O'Rourke's description of Jimminy Carter's rabid grin - "raccoon eating fish guts out of a wire brush"