… “Whenever we have an attack like this it’s difficult not to think that it’s somehow involved in Islamic extremism,” said Maine Sen. Susan Collins, until recently a top member of the Homeland Security committee and still a prime mover on security bills. “I don’t have evidence to back that up. That’s just based on previous attacks.”
Nah, you’re just talkin’. Just kinda spitballing. Brainstorming. Throwing stuff at the wall. You know. To reporters. In a public statement. Which, every statement you make is a public statement because YOU’RE IN CONGRESS. Shut your damn mouth. STOP TALKING. It is not that hard. That thing you stuff your cake in? CLOSE IT.
It is amazing to me, just amazing sometimes, how baseline stupid a lot of these people are. I’m not talking about the deliberately dim, venal sickos like Inhofe, or the repulsive bigots like Sessions or Chambliss. I’m talking about we elect people to Congress, grown-ass men and women, who then tweet pictures of their dicks around and say things about ongoing law enforcement investigations that they have no idea if they are right or not. They start sentences with “Well, fuck if we really know, Biff, but …” and then CONTINUE TO SPEAK.
(People like this are God’s gift to reporters, and you hope they NEVER learn.)
I think all members of Congress should have someone who is specifically tasked with following them around and hitting them with a yardstick the minute they open their mouths or touch Facebook or Twitter. A week or so of that, they’ll develop a healthy respect for the value of discretion.