Sunday, June 13, 2010

TEA Party Goats

U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) was holding a press event to lambaste the subsidy that that the federal government is paying to Angora goat farmers in Texas, a practice that dates back some fifty to sixty years when there was concern about having enough wool for military uniforms.

The goats apparently don't like having their money cut off. From the Fox station in New York:
Lawmaker Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was hurt by a goat Thursday during a press conference in Washington to highlight subsidies to the mohair industry, according to The Hill website.

The young male mohair goat drew blood after it nicked Weiner's right hand with one of its pointy, foot-long horns.

Exactly which of the two goats that had been brought along to the Rayburn House Office Building was responsible for the injury was not clear however.

Both animals, "Lancelot" and "Arthur," were apparently remaining tight-lipped.

It kind of reminds me of the TEA Partiers who want government to keep its hands off of their Medicare.

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