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February 24, 2004
John Dingell - Funniest Man in Congress
The Congressman from Michigan, who has quite a history of being a thorn in the side of conservatives - and George W. Bush, too - puts together what can only be called a leter in the best traditional of political rhetoric. Oh and its ass-clenhingly funny, as well.
(He's done it before, too - see end of post).
His letter (PDF) rips the idea outlined in the new Economic Report of the President from the administration's Council of Economic Advisors that wants to include fast food workers in their definition of manufacturing (and Republicans wonder why Democrats are skeptical of the unemployment figures and anything else coming out of this admin).
I am sure the 163,000 factory workers who have lost their jobs in Michigan will find it heartening to know that a world of opportunity awaits them in high growth manufacturing careers like spatula operator, napkin restocking, and lunch tray removal. I do have some questions of this new policy and I hope you will help me provide answers for my constituents:
There's more there.
But in January, Dingell may have put in a deeper - and more personal dig at GWB:
... Maybe they're desperate for money, U.S. Rep. John Dingell of Dearborn thought when he read the letter offering him a Virginia charter membership in the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign.
Link Detroit Free Press: Dingell receives mailbox surprise