I love this quote so much I want to marry it and have lots of little baby quotes:
September 24, 2008 6:21 PM
ABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: Florida Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings pointed to Sarah Palin on Wednesday to rally Jews to Obama.
“If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention,” said Hastings. “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through.“…
Asked about the Hastings criticism, Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella said, “We’re taking a pass.”
Seeing as this is basically a “how much more” style argument, albeit presented in appalling English for a congressman, what representative Hastings seems to be arguing is that Jews and Blacks are inherently of less value than a moose. “If she’s willing to shoot and skin a moose, how much more would she be willing to…” actually, though having thought it through, I’m not sure what he’s implying here: Hunting and skinning Jews and blacks? Who is this clown?
This clown is, in fact, a former judge who was impeached in the eighties by the House of Representatives in a vote of 413-3 on charges of corruption (soliciting bribes from a defendant to reduce their sentence) and perjury.
Given his criminal past, it should not be surprising that representative Hastings was on Nancy Pelosi’s shortlist to be chairman of the Intelligence Committee (she eventually went with Reyes, thankfully).
In any event, you can read about representative Hastings’ shennanigans in the Washington Post and in National Review. Its a fascinating story, entertaining even if it weren’t so disgusting. And there’s a character named “Waxy Gordon”. Come on, you know you’re curious.