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Video- Gov. Jan Brewer Compares Undocumented Immigrants to Drunk Drivers


Class act that Brewer. She must have felt constrained by the election, but now she can let 'em rip again. Via.


GOP sponsor of Georgia bill requiring drug testing for welfare recipients arrested for drunk driving


Rick Santorum, hard-core, anti-choice candidate, is married to a hard-core, anti-choice  woman who dated and lived with an abortion provider. They incessantly preach their "pro-life" message, but neither is commenting on Mrs. S's previous position on women's reproductive rights or what either of them thinks about her "living in sin" with said doctor.

That's the height of hypocrisy. Personally, I see nothing wrong with her previous relationship (well, I am a wee bit surprised at the vast age difference), but I see a whole lot wrong with their double standard and their unwillingness to answer to it.

Just as I finished the post about the Santorums' silence about a subject that clearly means so much to them, and then another one about the hypocritical about-face of Jon Huntsman, I was linked to this, via Think Progress:

A Georgia Republican who wants all welfare reciepients subject to drug tests failed one himself after he ran a red light on Friday morning. The Atlanta Journal Constiution has the story on State Rep. Kip Smith (R).

He was driving under the influence, with a blood alcohol level of .091., which is above the legal limit of .08.

Not only that, he endangered lives, which isn't exactly taking the moral high ground that the GOP so frantically likes to claim is theirs and theirs alone.

The blatant hypocrisy of the Republican party is no surprise. What is a surprise is that voters either don't care or are unaware (read: uninformed, misinformed) of it.

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Top Gov. Bobby Jindal official arrested for drunk driving and more


Ba-Ba-Bobby Jindal's top guy has some 'splainin' to do, and Bobby's very, very bad judgment has some catching up to do.

Via The Advocate:

Police arrested state Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater and booked him early Saturday with driving while intoxicated and other counts, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison records show.

And what might those other counts be? Well, he ran a stop sign and drove on the wrong side of the road, f'rinstance. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, so what else would one expect him to do?

In 2007, during his successful campaign for governor, Gov. Bobby Jindal pledged to have “zero tolerance for ethical lapses” by his administrative appointments.

Apparently, he's tolerating this lapse.

Of course, Bobby had no comment. However, his communications director said Rainwater would keep his job, because, hey, Rainwater is "deeply sorry" about the incident and swearstogod he'll "learn from [his] mistake.". Sure, because he got caught, and if you can't learn from embarrassing the hell out of a governor who happens to be your boss, what can you learn from?

Ba-Ba-Bobby sure can pick 'em.

By the way, what's up with, "Well, as long as he's really sorry and stuff" as an excuse to justify terrible behavior and/or to wipe the slate clean after someone makes egregious blunders and/or lies and/or cheats and/or has major ethics issues. I'm talkin' to you, Newt Gingrich supporters.

H/t: @Dovescorner


Recalled Wisconsin State Senator Randy Hopper arrested for DUI


Remember former Wisconsin GOP Senator Randy (Bed)Hopper? That would be the same Randy Hopper who shared a home with his 25-year-old mistress who happens to be a lobbyist for a right-wing advocacy group Persuasion Partners, Inc.

It turns out that Mr. Recalled "Family Values" Union-Busting Hopper has now been arrested for driving under the influence.

Via TPM and the Fond du Lac Reporter

Officers were called to Highway 151 near County Trunk WH about 5:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of a black Suburban "all over the road," according to dispatch logs.

Officers stopped the vehicle and Hopper, 45, the driver, was arrested. He was held in the Fond du Lac County Jail for 12 hours and released early today, said Sgt. Renee Schuster.

According to dispatch logs, passengers in the car included Valerie Cass, 25.

He refused a breathalyzer test.

Oh, and his passenger, Valerie? She's the same twentysomething I mentioned in the first paragraph.

Bottoms up!