Okay, so it turns out the congressman who blurted out, “Baby killer,” during the health care reform debate is from my great state of Texas. Republican Representative Randy Neugebauer. In fact, he represents the 19th Congressional district, which is a bizarre district running from Hereford south to Lubbock and Big Spring and then east toward Abilene. Shaped sort of like a boot but with the heel taken out and the toe curled up.
But here’s my point: the man who screams baby killer (because he so obviously loves reasoned debate) just happens to be a birther, at least according to Think Progress.com. Not only that, he co-sponsored a bill to require candidates to make public their birth certificates. But when asked to do the same, he refused: “Congressman Neugebauer will not be submitting a copy of his birth certificate.”
(And let’s not even talk about the passive construction of that sentence, which makes me nutty.)
And lastly, we have a man who, according to CREW, asked the Federal Elections Commission to allow him – Neugebauer – to let his own campaign pay for use of his – Neugebauer’s – own yacht for campaign fundraisers. Uh…what? He wanted his campaign to rent his boat but only when his campaign used his boat for his own fundraisers?
Again, I love it when only the best and brightest are elected.