Thursday, April 1, 2010

This is a United States Congressman?

When I first heard about this today, I thought it must be an April Fool's joke. It's not ... very real, and unbelievable.

Meet US Rep. Hank Johnson, Democrat, of the 8th District in Georgia (eastern Atlanta area). On March 25, during hearings conducted by the House Armed Services Committee (which he is a member), he was questioning Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the US Pacific Fleet. The questining involved the stationing of an additional 8000 US Marines onto the island of Guam. Apparently Mr. Johnson has some concerns over what the additional military personnel will do to the island's well being ....

Mr. Johnson is a lawyer, had been in practice for 25years prior to running for Congress. He is suffering from Hepatitis C. His office, and others, have blamed his demeanor in this hearing on the drugs he is taking to control the disease. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt - he really does look and sound like he's high or drunk.

I truthfully hope that he is not stupid enough to believe an island can turn over and capsize.

If he is indeed incapacitated due to the drug treatment he is taking, he should not be serving in Congress. No vote he has made while on this treatment should be counted.

Kudos to Admiral Willard for not laughing his head off or saying something appropriate ...

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