Texas Republican Congressman Randy Neugebauer (pronounced buht-heeead) added to his resume of Let Them Eat Cake yesterday by attempting to humiliate a United Damn States of America park ranger in front of people who were on furlough from their jobs.
Need I remind you that Randy, who lives in a desert in west Texas, spent his campaign contributions from big pharmacy and big business on a stinkin’ yacht. He has Dyess Air Force base in his district, where airmen with families generally qualify for food stamps and Randy is tooting around on a yacht in the damn desert. Okay, he keeps his yacht in Washington, Dee Cee, but it beats the hell outta me how that is a campaign expense or how he justifies it at home.
Now, I’m gonna stop here and tell you something. God gave Randy a pointy head. I’m serious. His head comes to a little pointy thing, reminding me of a Dairy Queen ice cream cone. That doesn’t have much to do with this story, but I thought you should know why he stays off camera as much as possible. Well, that, and he drools. Okay, he really doesn’t drool. I just made that up. But, it’s flat amazing that he doesn’t. If he could figure out why he doesn’t drool, he could market that stuff over at the bowling alley and he’d be really rich. I’m talking Oprah Winfrey rich.
Anyway, everybody was pretty upset about this old fartin’ codger trying to shame a female park ranger for not doing his job. Yeah, HIS job. She wasn’t doing Randy’s job for him and she should be ashamed. And then he told everybody to get off his lawn damn when they tried to stop him from winning the Somebody Please Stop Me Because I’m Not Driving My Brain Anymore Award.
Well, the good folks over at CREW did more than just get upset. They did something.
Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) for conduct that reflects discreditably upon the House.
I know. It’s hard to believe that he hasn’t been be brought up before on “conduct that reflects discreditably upon the House.” Of course, Tom DeLay and Louie Gohmert lowered the standard on that pretty good.
“Rep. Neugebauer’s demeaning treatment of the ranger reinforces the commonly held belief that members of Congress are arrogant and have an over-inflated sense of superiority,” continued [CREW Executive Director Melanie] Sloan. “The House cannot permit its members to berate federal employees for a government shutdown for which Congress is responsible. Rep. Neugebauer needs to be held accountable for his reprehensible conduct.”
At the very least, he should have to borrow and wear Ted Cruz’s DUNCE hat for a day or two.
Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up and the $5 Chicken Fried Steak lunch special.