Saturday, August 04, 2007

Like an Alaskan mink

Most Americans are rating Congress as doing very poorly these days on the things like solving the country’s problems, keeping us safe and making sure the Executive Branch is spending our money wisely and effectively. However, Congress is providing some moments of welcome comedy. As reported on the blog:

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) cited his and his wife's health problems as reasons for his bizarre outburst on the House floor two weeks ago, where he threatened to bite Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) like an Alaskan mink "that kill their own.

Young lost his temper when Garrett tried to yank money Young wanted for native Alaskan students. He told the Republican Study Committee today that he regrets his aggressive response: “I come to you as a weakened man whose weaknesses are greater than my strengths at times,” he said

A video of Don Young's outburst can be seen here.

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