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Speaking of politicians saying stupid stuff

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/01/ernest-hewett_n_2791201.html


Connecticut state Rep. Ernest Hewett (D-New London) has been stripped of his position as deputy speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives after audio surfaced of him apparently making a suggestive remark to a young woman during a committee hearing.

In an appropriations committee hearing on the Connecticut Science Center on Feb. 20, a 17-year-old high school senior spoke about how the center helped her overcome her fear of snakes.

"I was able to teach those children about certain things, like the snakes that we have and the turtles that we have. ... I want to do something toward that, working with children when I get older," she said, according to the New London Day.

"I never liked snakes, but I started loving them, they're my best friends," she added, referring to how she likes to see other people also overcome their fear of snakes.

"If you're bashful, I got a snake sitting under my desk here," said Hewett, and the committee laughed.

Hewett told The Day that the remark came out wrong. "What I meant to say was, 'If you are shy, then I have an acre of land in the Everglades.'"

Hewett will lose an extra $6,446 above his $28,000 base pay.

Hewett apologized for the remark, and the girl accepted it, according to the AP.


He also recently said he would not want to hire females as interns because then "he would be all good and everyone would be all good"

by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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ashellbell
by shellbark on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM
What a douche bag
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soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

"Misspoke" is my favorite word for politicians it's like an alarm bell that the politician is full of shit.


Quoting Dee0886:

Man there seems to be alot of being "misunderstanding" "misspeaking" and "out of context" going on lately.



Dee0886
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

They should all have that bell...but they'd never be able to speak without it going off\ lol.

Quoting soonergirl980:

"Misspoke" is my favorite word for politicians it's like an alarm bell that the politician is full of shit.


Quoting Dee0886:

Man there seems to be alot of being "misunderstanding" "misspeaking" and "out of context" going on lately.




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Radarma
by "OneDar" on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM

 I saw this earlier this week too, disgusting pig.

 

lga1965
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM
What a stupid ,tacky,perv he is.
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mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:02 PM

If I had a dollar for everytime I heard that out of a man. 

(I'd be rich cause I used to work a bar back in the day, they really think it's funny)

Mom2Just1
by Gold Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Creep
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Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 7:40 PM

That is just hilarious.

Quoting soonergirl980:


Yeah because "snake under my desk" usually means "I have florida everglades to sell you"

Quoting turtle68:

 I lol'd at what he "meant" to say hahahahaha




Fushithedruid
by Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:35 PM

nah, another idiot is our resident insane b**** of California.

http://www.bob-owens.com/2013/03/senator-feinstein-effectively-blames-bush-for-the-creation-of-ptsd-asserts-all-combat-vets-are-insane/

so she's effectively calling my uncle and any vets who suffer from PTSD insane, no she's the cuckoo one. eye rolling

ptsd has been an issue in one way or another ever since wars first began. she needs a serious history lesson and booted out of congress. ugh, i hate her.

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Wow not every combat vet has PTSD that is nuts! I can't believe that someone from California does not understand that PTSD has been around much longer than the Iraq war. California streets are full of vets with PTSD from Vietnam.


Quoting Fushithedruid:

nah, another idiot is our resident insane b**** of California.

http://www.bob-owens.com/2013/03/senator-feinstein-effectively-blames-bush-for-the-creation-of-ptsd-asserts-all-combat-vets-are-insane/

so she's effectively calling my uncle and any vets who suffer from PTSD insane, no she's the cuckoo one. eye rolling

ptsd has been an issue in one way or another ever since wars first began. she needs a serious history lesson and booted out of congress. ugh, i hate her.



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