Friday, August 28, 2009

A Tale of Two Rush Holts

Here's the picture my congressman, Rush Holt (D-NJ, 12th), sent out with the invitation to his tightly controlled town-hall meetings.

How young! How dashing! Exactly the way you would expect a man to look who, when speaking of himself, starts with "As a scientist and teacher", and who uses those titles to declare that he takes "a distinctive approach" towards governing....

"But gee", you might say, "his record of governing is so rabidly partisan - not surprising for a guy who's a second-generation Democratic politician - I expected him to look more like a worn-out old hack."

You mean, like this?

According to "More Monmouth...", this is what he looked like when he heard that he would be opposed in 2010 by Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre. Not sure if that is tongue-in-cheek, but it is certainly what he looked like at his town hall on Wednesday, when our aging "scientist" was trying to explain how adding a trillion dollars to the national deficit via nationalized healthcare was actually going to save us all money....

What's the matter, Congressman? All that lying you are doing in the name of science - oops, I mean partisan politics - starting to wear on you a bit? That's not a bad thing; look at how good John Edwards looked, and look at the horrors and deceit he was hiding. You may no longer have your youthful laboratory looks, Congressman, but at least you still have something of a reputation. For the moment, anyway. Much more of that liberal flim-flammery under the cover of your scientific expertise is going to make people think that E=MC2 is just a new tax code.

Still, I'll bet even that current picture of Rush Holt is a phony. Pull off the mask, and I'll betcha this is the guy we find underneath:

"Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain, but when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooh, suddenly you've gone too far" - Professor Hubert Farnsworth, 3001 AD

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