Wednesday, December 06, 2006

From the Mouths of Congressmen

In a very intriguing article from the WaPost--—regarding the "new" mandate that members of the House should be required to, you know, work a few days more for lawmaking, which is kind of the job they're being paid and were elected for--—the following was quoted:

"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."

There's so much to be said about this quote, but my favorite part is to analyze the usage of "could care less" thusly.

Also, we thinks Jack may be looking for a way out from family and marriage. This-a-way, he has a very clear scapegoat when he does, in fact, end his marriage. Might be time for Mrs. Kingston to hire herself a new pool boy.


4 Comments:

At 2:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - that Kingston quote bothered me so much this morning when I read the Post that I actually called his office to point out that a number of people work at (3 or 4) minimum wage jobs and don't ever get to see their families. I pointed out that he should consider himself lucky and I urged him to "clarify" what he meant.

I have never felt compelled to call a Congressional office before. But seeing as the holidays are nearing and I'm working virtually incessantly I think I just snapped at the very thought of actually getting to see my family. What a d-bag.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger oregano, yo said...

Perhaps we should send Mrs. Kingston a link to my post below. She might need access to my list.

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger Veronica, yo. said...

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At 5:17 PM, Blogger Veronica, yo. said...

The Kingston wrath continues: http://dcmranthrope.blogspot.com/2006/12/youd-think-theyd-been-drafted.html.

 

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