There’s going to be so much competition for Biggest Republican Jackwad tonight, Diaper Dave Vitter tried to sneak a head start. With his usual finesse & skill:
Alleged Senator Will Grudgingly Attend Obama’s Speech Instead of Watching Football
A small handful of Congress’s most childish and impudent Republicans have decided that they have better things to do tonight than to listen to the president’s ideas on how to spur job growth. South Carolina senator Jim DeMint refused to attend the joint session of Congress unless Obama writes his proposals down on paper first. Illinois representative Joe Walsh said he refuses to be a “prop” for Obama and decided to hold a forum with local small businessmen instead. And then there’s David Vitter, the family-values, prostitute-patronizing senator from Louisiana. Vitter decided not to attend the speech tonight because he wanted to watch football…
But then something awful happened: That wily ol’ sonofabitch Harry Reid decided to schedule a vote on patent reform for right before Obama’s speech, and a symbolic vote of disapproval over raising the debt ceiling for immediately after, as a way to compel Vitter and the other Republican child-men to actually attend…
Kudos to Senator Reid, for giving the Las Vegas bookmakers an edge on tonight’s “Which Greedy Old Prick will be the first to disgrace himself during the President’s Speech?” odds. Click the link to NYMag‘s Daily Intel for full details, and jazz hands.