Of all the idiotic and hypocritical sitting legislators, Cliff Stearns, a Republican Congressman, representing Florida’s 6th district has to be the most cynical and idiotic of them all.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Stearns wrote
“As you may be aware, on Thursday January 8, the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma will play for the national football championship. Members of the Florida and Oklahoma delegations have expressed interest in attending the game as the congressional schedule allows. However, votes are currently scheduled to continue into Thursday night and Friday afternoon. We ask that you move these votes to either Wednesday and/or Thursday morning to allow Members to attend this historic game”.
This idiot requested that Congress reschedule the Electoral College vote certifying Barack Obama as President because he wants to attend the national championship game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma. This is by far the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Needless to say, Mrs. Pelosi denied the request. What makes this matter even more ludicrous is that just last August, Stearns lead the Republican propaganda machine in calling for Congress to cut short their Summer recess so that a vote on lifting the ban on off shore drilling be conducted. At the time, Congressman Stearns castigated Congress for not doing “the people’s business”. It was simply a Republican political stunt.
I guess he now feels that the people’s business of certifying the next president should be rescheduled so he can attend a freaking football game. It should be noted that in the letter to Speaker Pelosi, he uses the term “we” as if the Florida and Oklahoma delegations were jointly requesting the action. Congressman Stearns in fact was the only signatory of the letter.
Congressman Cliff Stearns… You are an absolute IDIOT!