Thursday, April 1, 2010

An open letter to Georgia's 4th congressional district

Dear Congressional District 4 in Georgia,

We don't know each other, but I have some serious concerns for your well-being

I supported you in 2006 when you voted out Cynthia McKinney. After all, this was the politician who assaulted a Capital Hill security guard, which caused a chain of events that lead to her chewing out a staffer while wearing a microphone, then unconvincingly demanded the news crew forget they heard anything.

She is also a 9-11 conspiracy theorist and in 2008 claimed the Department of Defense used Hurricane Katrina as a smokescreen to dump the bodies of 5,000 executed prisoners into a swamp.

I want to assure you, getting rid of her was the right thing to do.

But her replacement, Hank Johnson, isn't doing much better.

Johnson's rambling remark last year about how Joe Wilson's outburst will bring about a new era of the KKK didn't get too much attention. His new concern, that a military buildup on Guam could cause the island to "tip over and capsize" is getting a lot of attention.

His media team attempted to recoup the best it could, claiming that Johnson was speaking metaphorically. I suppose this was more palpable than releasing a statement admitting someone that slow really got elected to your fair district.

That brings us back to you, Congressional District 4. If it makes you feel any better, you could just not elect anyone this November. It's OK, we understand. An empty seat in Washington is one less vote for crazy.

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