The malaka of the week sweepstakes didn’t need to run the whole consarn week thanks to a bit of idiocy out of the corn fed mouth of Iowa wingnut Steve King. The King of nothing was responding to a question posed by the Hill, “what vote would you like to redo?”
“I don’t really go back and re-live that sort of thing. Some of the big votes that I’ve thought about, some of the jury’s still out. And at this point, maybe I’d answer that question another way, probably the singular vote that stands out that went against the grain, and it turns out to be the best vote that I cast, was my “no” vote to the $51.5 billion to [Hurricane] Katrina. That probably was my best vote.”
Mr. King is well known as one of House GOP Leader Boner’s more gaffe prone acolytes but this is rich even for him. I particularly like the bit where he admits to being completely unreflective. How Bushian is that?
Additionally, King is from a state that has been flood prone so he really should keep these thoughts to himself. Of course, when you put your foot in your mouth as much as Congressman Malaka does, you get used to talking around it. Sure, it’s garbled but it’s not like the dude ever makes any sense. Here’s one of his classic riffs after the 2006 death of the terrorist honcho Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:
“There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he’s
at. And if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas.”
Yes, that’s right: he insulted the legendary journalist Helen Thomas who was 85 at that time. It takes a real malaka to mock an old lady; especially one of Ms. Thomas’ accomplishments.
Another of King’s claims to fame is his extreme homophobia. His response to the advent of gay marriage in Iowa was to warn of it becoming a“gay marriage Mecca”for “those people.” King is wont to use the term “those people” when referring to gay men, for whom he has a special distaste. Hey, at least he doesn’t call “those people” cornholers. Hmm, maybe that’s not an insulting term in Iowa…
Steve King is overqualified for the title of malaka of the week. His malakatude covers the waterfront; of course, he wouldn’t pay to rebuild a waterfront in New Orleans. Anyway, King may be overqualified but in the immortal words of Adrian Monk: “he’s the guy.”