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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:54 PM
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Wasn't it DeLay who yelled "I AM the Government" in a restaurant
last year about some incident over a cigar or something? (Search is down, sorry if this has been discussed recently)...
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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:55 PM
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1. Yes it was...now he's yelling "I am the defendant!" n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:57 PM
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3. yup-that was the man!
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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:57 PM
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4. I am..
BIG! IT'S THE PICTURES THAT GOT SMALL!--the delusional Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:05 PM
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12. Now he's just the Congressman from Reliant Energy
As seen on TV!!
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:58 PM
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6. Heh...yeah
;-)
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:57 PM
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2. Oh, yeah, I remember reading that.
Wasn't it on some website where waiters/waitresses could complain about customers. I think a waitperson told him he couldn't smoke in the restaurant.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:57 PM
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Yes, he did
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:57 PM by ck4829
The dude is seriously insane, he needs to be put away.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:57 PM
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5. He sure did! Here is a link....
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:00 PM by leftchick
<snip>

The story I heard goes like this: Tom DeLay lights up a stogie in a restaurant, and a waiter comes over and says, "I'm sorry, sir, but this is a government building, and no smoking is permitted." To which Mr. DeLay, House majority leader extraordinaire, if I may resort to Freedom English in honor of Tom's until now secret admiration of Gustave Flaubert, barks, "I am the government."

http://www.counterpunch.org/brown06282003.html

and a revised version...

<snip>

Khandker: "I'm sorry, sir, but this is a federal building, and it's against the law of the federal government."

DeLay: "I am the federal government."

But Khandker stood his ground, and DeLay and several cigar-chomping compatriots left for the smoke-filled Caucus Room before the cheesecake course.

Yesterday, Khandker declined to comment, and DeLay spokesman Stuart Roy told us that what his boss really said was, "I'm with the federal government."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=artic...

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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:59 PM
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7. Yes.. he was looking for 'L'etat, c'est moi', but being drunk and not
speaking French, settled for his own version.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:00 PM
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8. What a humble man!
Pretentious crook !
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:01 PM
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9. he was right for once, he does represent the current government
quite well. They all should be indicted.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:02 PM
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10. So true.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:03 PM
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11. Yes, and we're waiting for Grover Norquist to drag him into the bathroom..
...and drown him in the bathtub.

(thanks to VelmaD awhile back for providing that hilarious anecdote)
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:07 PM
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13. "I AM the Senate"- Palpatine from Star Wars
Delay is almost comically evil.
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