It's a little early in the month to be designating our Ass Clown of the Month, but we have such a standout candidate that I feel justified in making this special award. Ladies and Gentlemen, as the July Ass Clown of the Month ...
I give you Representative Joe Walsh (Republican from Illinois) ...
Representative Walsh has repeatedly insulted his opponent Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee who lost her legs while serving as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot in Iraq, accusing her of using her military service to score political points. One might note in this context that Representative Walsh has never served in the military. You can read the whole sordid tale here.
At a time when intemperate speech and baseless political insults are common, Mr Walsh's comments reach new depths of despicable behavior that deserve condemnation by anyone who values service to the nation. Ms Duckworth may or may not be the best candidate for the Illinois Congressional seat, but if nothing else, her sacrifice in the military service Mr Walsh has declined to perform warrants better than her opponent's cheap insults.
Representative Walsh's disgusting behavior represents the reason why so many people are turned off by our current poisonous political atmosphere. He is clearly deserving of the Ass Clown of the Month Award, and ... if I may say so ... he is well out in front in the race for designation as Ass Clown of the Year.
Have a good day. Demand more from your elected representatives than the shameful behavior of the
More thoughts tomorrow.