Georgia’s 4th District is well-represented, provided a good person to represent the district is one with an IQ of Rahm Emanuel’s belt size.

Below is Johnson acting like he smoked his lunch while questioning Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. fleet in the Pacific, who was testifying before the House Armed Services Committee. Johnson’s pressing concern? That the island of Guam might become “so overly populated that it would tip over and capsize.”

Willard’s response was priceless, saying, “Uh, we don’t anticipate that” while clearly suppressing an understandable urge to laugh in the Congressman’s face. The real gold starts at about the 1:15 mark.

I once called Cynthia McKinney the dumbest politician in Georgia. I stand corrected and hereby apologize to Ms. McKinney:

(h/t WeaselZippers)

Comments

12 Responses to “‘April Fool’ Part Deux: Congressman Hank Johnson is Afraid Guam Might Capsize Due to Overpopulation”

  1. Randy on April 1st, 2010 1:57 pm

    Maybe Erin Brockovich should team up with some lawyers and go look for the "stupidity cluster" in that district. It's the same one that McKinney represented.

  2. Doug on April 1st, 2010 2:52 pm

    Ha! Yeah, maybe Brockovich could come up with a way to blame the idiocy on PG&E.

  3. Tom Mathers on April 1st, 2010 3:12 pm

    Yes, it's hilarious, but isn't it odd that an R can't beat these clowns?

  4. Geoge Faulk on April 1st, 2010 3:27 pm

    I totally disagree. I was LMAO way before the 1:15 mark!

  5. Rick on April 1st, 2010 2:23 pm

    Guam.That’s where we should relocate DC …carefully standing in the center,of course.

  6. Joyanna Adams on April 1st, 2010 4:46 pm

    Really, I suggest we be very careful…the Congress is filled with so many airheads there is a possiblity all the hot air will float the building right up into the air…

  7. Rob on April 1st, 2010 5:47 pm

    Not once you examine the demographics of the district.

  8. Anonymana on April 1st, 2010 4:05 pm

    This reminds me of those scenes of black people in the South Carolina legislature filmed for the FICTION movie "Birh of a Nation." Only this is real. I bet all blacks are cringing over this "representative" of their race. How did someone this stupid get elected? From the Wikipedia article on the district (sorry, no time to find a better source): "In its current form, the district is heavily African American and has strongly supported Democratic candidates." Now, he opposed another black candidate, a woman who had had a "confrontation" with a police officer. His Republican opponent,Catherine Davis, I can't find out too much about. She is black, too, so this may be a "support the Democrats" sort of thing. Here's a final quote from Hank during his campaign, "I'm a nuts-and-bolts public servant." Well, we've seen the nuts part in this clip.

  9. Mark1957 on April 1st, 2010 7:04 pm

    I love how he ties it to global warming, " many people aren't concerned about global warming either", Henceforth all remarks on global warming / Island Tipping should be together.

  10. From PACOM on April 1st, 2010 9:02 pm

    Admiral Willard is not Commander of US Pacific Fleet, which is a US Navy command (Admiral Walsh commands PACFLT). Admiral Willard is the commander of US Pacific Command, which is all US forces stationed in the Pacific AOR.

    Please Google before you take "The Hill" at their word.

  11. classicfilm on April 1st, 2010 11:19 pm

    ROFL!

  12. Squeezed Turnip on April 2nd, 2010 1:28 am

    Throw the Bums Out!

    We've got Congressmen a-trippin', worried Guam is tipping
    From the troops that are moving there.
    Japan doesn't want us, Nagasaki haunts us
    And Plugs is losing his hair.

    Hey Rahm E. Diddle, go fetch Nancy's fiddle
    'Cause she has the urge to play.
    Uncle Sam's a-burnin', but the world is still a-turnin'
    And tomorrow is another day!

    The time is now upon us, the pols no longer con us
    And the party has just begun.
    So get your tea and cozy, the future's looking rosy
    Come November we can have some fun!

    Yeehaw! Let's go tip some Guam!!

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