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6.19.2009

Why I Wouldn't Want To Be In Congress

How would you like to have most of your Saturday dedicated to a speaking engagement at an Alvord Ranch about a subject like that? And I wonder how many people will show up. (Editor's note: I want to go on record as being offended by the word "retarding" - we're better than that. ) This reminded me of a very bizarre experience in the mid-1990s when Senator Phil Gramm made an appearance in Wise County to speak about some new federal sexual registration program. It was to be at the Sheriff's office conference room but for one reason or another it wasn't highly advertised. (I showed up because I was DA at the time, and it seemed like something I should do.) I bet there weren't more than ten people in the audience. I remember thinking, "This is going to be the Phil Gramm, right?" So her comes Gramm, a freakin' United States Senator, walking into the room and looking around like there has to be some mistake. He speaks for maybe ten minutes. Fielded one question. And then made a beeline for the door looking at his aide like, "I came all the way out here for this?"

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

BG, it was obviously a big enough event that you wasted 5 minutes of your life posting and writing about it

beating.down.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about stupid politicians. They're just folks, usually liars, so who would want to go see one? Waste of time.

Anonymous said...

Come on, there is a lot more to this "appearance" than we know.

Like VOTES!

Anonymous said...

Barry, how come all your negative/condescending comments about politicians are directed at Republicians?

Anonymous said...

Barry--have you abandoned "The Spin"? I have big tears running down my fat cheeks as I am missing your "take" on local newspapers' stories!

Anonymous said...

i will be there because kay is HOT

Anonymous said...

10:30 - I didn't take that as a negative or condescending comment- Read the heading - "Why I Wouldn't Want to Be in Congress"

a little sensitive, are we?

Xanthippas said...

Wow, way to show up for Phil Gramm there Wise Countians.

Anonymous said...

It's a federal law that you have to register for sex?

Anonymous said...

1148 yes you must now register to have sex. bill clinton is the new sex czar and the law is called "fornication upon clinton's consent" aka FUCC.

Anonymous said...

That Kay! Now there's a class act.

Anonymous said...

I love it!!! Sex czar...so how many is that now..like 25? Insane-o world!