Dem Calls Repub "Howdy Doody Looking Nimrod" During Budget Debate
by Last Night in Little Rock
Every once and awhile, a Member of Congress from Arkansas does something to get noticed. Making the rounds this weekend in Arkansas is Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR,1) calling a Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL,12) a "Howdy Doody Looking Nimrod" in a floor speech on November 17th complaining about Republican budget items and tax cuts that Berry complained that the far younger looking Putnam would be paying for himself.
It is reported here on Daily Kos, which does not have the full flavor. The Congressional Record for November 17th is incomplete and does not have it yet. C-Span Junkies caught it, however. The statewide newspaper, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, also has not carried it.
Thank you, Founding Fathers, for the Speech and Debate Clause. U.S. Const., Art. I, § 6, cl. 1.
This privilege led to other far uglier exchanges on the floor last week, which have been recounted elsewhere.
But, for Rep. Berry, thank you for speaking your mind. How refreshing for a change. Now; the rest of you: Speak up.
And, Rep. Putnam does look like Howdy Doody.
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