The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 April 2005

Just a slob like one of us

DCSOB's list of Washington's Most Loathsome manages to include one person from this neck of the woods:

13. Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Okla.): Since I announced the creation of this list, people have told me that I have a very, very long list of people in Congress from which to draw, assuming that they count as Washingtonians. While the vast majority of Congresspeople don't care much for the District and jet to fundraisers back home as soon as possible, the metro area has drawn the attention of this guy, so he will stand in as pure concentrated liquid douchebaggery for the rest of the asshats in Congress who think we're too dumb to vote.

You may recall that it was Istook who tried to block funding any transit agency (such as WMATA) that runs ads from groups seeking to change drug laws. It was such a naked violation of the constitution that even the speaking-in-tongues Ashcroft Justice Department said it didn't have a leg to stand on. Just like a shy flower waiting for a chance to bloom ... getting accosted by Black Israelites on the way out of the Metro Center Station, sometimes attention isn't a good thing.

I'm looking forward to an Anybody But Ernest campaign in 2006.

And actually, in terms of sheer loathsomeness, even Istook, in DCSOB's estimation, takes a back seat to Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), at #2.

(Via Wonkette, who was #3.)

Posted at 2:01 PM to Soonerland


My hat's off to anyone who can come up with the term "pure concentrated liquid douchebaggery".

Posted by: The Proprietor at 3:38 PM on 12 April 2005

I was just wondering? What does

"While the vast majority of Congresspeople don't care much for the District and jet to fundraisers back home as soon as possible, the metro area has drawn the attention of this guy, so he will stand in as pure"

Does it mean, they see him around the metro area too much
or what? I just thought that sounded funny and didn't really get it.

Thanks.

Posted by: eulalie at 4:26 PM on 12 April 2005

They see too much of his handiwork (like that effort to block the anti-Drug War ads in the D.C. subway), I think.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:34 PM on 12 April 2005