Friday, February 24, 2012

With this congressman, problem solved

I WOULD ASSUME a little of the edge has been taken off Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder's threatening remark that President Obama should go to jail for 25 years to life. By unofficial protocol he later was halfway apologetic. But the Speaker's comment is a little less threatening than Oklahoma Republican congressman John Sullivan's suggestion this week that the only way to break the deadlock on the federal budget is to grab a gun and shoot a couple of senators.

When the word got out from the town hall meeting that he was talking to, a lot of ca-ca hit the national fan. Through an aide, Sullivan, an oil-state conservative, apologized for what the aide described as a "poor choice of words" that were "off-the cuff". To a town hall meeting of constituents?

But there may be an explanation for his misbehavior drawn from his own on-line bio. It notes that "Oklahoma ranks as one of the top states in the nation in the number of people struggling with mental illness - almost 1/4th of the population of the state"

Do you think...? Naw. Besides it was off-the cuff.


JLM said...

I worked with the mentally ill for over 31 years. To make that inference is an insult to the mentally ill. Congressman John Sullivan is just a mean, rotten, not to mention stupid, little S.O.B.

David Hess said...

Only one-fourth?!? Could it be all those fumes they've been breathing over the years from the hydrocarbons emitted by the oil wells?