>> Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Below is an exchange between Alaskan Rep. Don Young (R), and historian Douglas Brinkley. The exchange itself is a prime example of the conceit and sense of self-importance many of us 'little folk' feel our representatives have of themselves. The following statement by Rep. Young is illustrative...
"I can call you anything I want while you sit in that chair... you just be quiet."
Nothing particularly priceless about this exchange, except, perhaps, Dr. Brinkley's fearless return. What's TRULY priceless is the expression on the cute blonde behind the congressman.
Of course, Liberals are not the sole possessors of arrogance and conceit-- the name 'Obama' comes quickly to mind...
...but the woman's eyes? Priceless!
You go, Dr. Brinkley! He DOESN'T own you! We DO pay that man's salary! He DOES work for us!
Now. To clarify my own position. I'm in agreement with Rep. Young. We SHOULD be drilling in ANWR. Dr. Brinkley, however, had every right to stand up to Rep. Young's treatment of him.
Here's a link to a longer edit of the exchange, for those interested in context.