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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 06:36 PM
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Radar Online: Fools On The Hill (10 Dumbest Congressmen)
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America's Dumbest Congressmen
Radar ranks the 10 biggest fools on the Hill
By Holly Martins

http://www.radaronline.com/features/2006/10/americas_du...



Congress, as any CSPAN viewer can attest, has never been a bastion of intelligence. As far back as a century ago, Samuel Johnson was demeaning the nation's legislators as a "circus of rogues and fools." But when it comes to sheer stupidity, the men and women of the 109th have distinguished themselves as a breed apart.

Despite a notoriously compliant president and Republican majorities in both houses, they've spent over 600 days in session without conducting a shred of productive business, which is not to say they've just sat around. As the war in Iraq raged out of control, they futilely postured over an unconstitutional flag-burning amendment that was clearly destined to go up in flames. They rallied around the brain-dead Terry Schiavo after the Senate majority leader, watching her on television, claimed to detect signs of life. And their hijinks culminated this month with l'affaire Mark Foley, which raised the question of just who a guy needs to blow on the Hill to get the attention of the brain-dead House leadership.

But in a notably dumb year, perhaps the dumbest move came from Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, who sponsored a bill seeking $20 million in taxpayer money for a party to celebrate America's victory in Iraq. Not long ago such flagrant obtuseness might have ensured the senator a place on our annual list of America's Dumbest Congressmen. Alas, given this year's stiff competition, he didn't even make runner-up.

10. Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY)
9. Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
8. Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT)
7. Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA)
6. Representative Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
5. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
4. Representative J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)
3. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)
2. Representative Donald Young (R-AK)
1.Representative Katherine Harris (R-FL)
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 06:43 PM
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1. Putting Barbara Boxer and Cynthia McKinney in the same list
as Katherine Harris and J.D. Hayworth seems well, odd, to say the least.
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 06:51 PM
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3. The Boxer stuff was nitpicking at its worst...
...but that's par for the course for Radar Online, which is a snarky e-magazine.

I posted this primarily because J.D. Hayworth, Katherine Harris, and James Inhofe made the cut.

:patriot:
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 06:48 PM
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2. Woo-hoo! Florida's #1!
We have finally some confirmation that we have one of the stupidest politicians in America! Someone who doesn't know when to quit! Someone who doesn't even listen to her own party!

Oh...wait...didn't anyone remember Lieberman? He didn't even make the list?
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