Monday, July 23, 2012

Michigan Is The New Fitzwalkerstan

Michigan Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter resigned from Congress on Friday, a surprise decision that caps among the most madcap two-month periods in modern politics.

The Michigan Republican and 2012 presidential candidate announced his decision in a lengthy and characteristically verbose statement citing his desire to shift his focus to his family now that his congressional career is over. (He also quoted Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”.)


McCotter failed to qualify for the primary ballot after most of his petition signatures were recently found to be fraudulent. State officials are investigating the matter.

McCotter initially opted to run a write-in campaign, but then announced he would not seek reelection.


McCotter’s bizarre period continued this week when the Detroit News reported that he had written a TV pilot with a rather odd premise — McCotter himself hosting a crude variety show that joked about flatulence and female anatomy, among other things. The script was leaked to the newspaper by a former staffer who thought it unbecoming a member of Congress.

McCotter said in his statement that he will no longer give interviews as the state attorney general investigates his campaign’s fraudulent signatures.
This guy sounds like David VanderLeest, John Nygren and Glenn Grothman all rolled up into one and given steroids.

It also again raises the eternal question: How the hell do these people even get elected, much less reelected time after time?

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