May 18, 2010

D-Bags O' the Day (v. 1.8 and 1.9)
—Bipartisan Hypocrisy

Today we have a D-Bag Doubleheader, with an equal opportunity political sleazefest.  I will minimize my comments because, sometimes, the douchiness speaks for itself.

Over on the Republican side, we have yet another entrant in the long line of "family values" politicians who is married yet also having an affair—Rep. Mark Souder of Indiana.  Frankly, the Republicans have elevated the "Sex—Bad for You, Great for Me!" two-step to such a high level, it truly has become an art form.  To get any attention in this field of master hypocrites, one really has to turn in a virtuoso performance.  Well, the married Rep. Souder has done just that, filming a video proclaiming the virtues of abstinence ... with his also-married mistress serving as co-host

Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN):
Abstinence Advocate Unclear on the Concept

Now over on the Democratic side, we find Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Chris Dodd.  Apparently, Mr. Blumenthal has made it habit to obfuscate his military service record, suggesting (or allowing others to suggest) he was a military veteran who had served in Vietnam, when in fact he received five deferments before landing a cushy Marine Reserve posting safely stateside.  Mr. Blumenthal has particularly made it a point to cultivate this unearned reputation as a military veteran ... while attending military and veterans events!

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
"Military Veteran" Unclear on the Concept

In unrelated news, hypocritical politicians will join the Offical crAAKKer Taserlist (TM).


  1. If you're going to put hypocritical politicians on the Taserlist you're going to need a lot of batteries my friend.

  2. nice hand sir - very well played!!

    and ditto to the "need a lot of batteries" comment. maybe you should upgrade to a cattle prod!!

  3. Mr. Blumenthal has particularly made it a point to cultivate this unearned reputation as a military veteran

    Doesn't he think this is the easiest thing in the world to check, and that eventually somebody will?

    There are douche bags and there are dumb douche bags.

  4. @ Glenn: If needed, I can borrow a cattle prod or two from my father next time I visit the farm.

    @ Memphis MOJO: Some people apparently are unaware of the interwebz. Sort of a digital Darwinism at work.

  5. Hypocritical politician is an oxymoron.

  6. Another great entry for dbag of the week. I'm wondering if you are taking suggestions for future dbags. If so, I'd like to nominate the NBA's free agents to be Dwayne Wade and Lebron James, who have managed to have their towns and potential suitors grovel at their feet.

  7. Hypocritical Politician is most likely redundant, but the term is definitely not an oxymoron.