Congressman Peter Stark (D – California) represents all that is great about American politicians: humility, wide-ranging and mature vocabulary, and a genuine warm-heartedness towards those interested in political issues.
Take his must-watch interview with libertarian Socratic Dialogue devotee Jan Helfeld discussing the national debt. Congressman Stark, tripped up after saying that a country's wealth increases as its national debt increases, tells the interviewer to "shut up." He then tries to end the interview by telling Helfeld to "get the fuck out of here or I'll throw you out the window." See the clip below.
Stark has quite a record. In a 2001 debate, he falsely stated that all of the children of Congressman J. C. Watts of Oklahoma were "born out of wedlock." In another debate, he called Congresswoman Nancy Johnson of Connecticut a "whore for the insurance industry" and suggested that her knowledge of health care came solely from "pillow talk" with her husband, a physician.
Elsewhere on the web, here are the Top 10 Most Disastrous David Letterman interviews ever. #10 is Joaquin Phoenix. The Madonna one is pretty funny. Here is a news release about heroic efforts to create braille pornography for blind people.
I thank Andy McKenzie, David Lee, and Chris Yeh for sending the above links. I'm sitting in this Hilton hotel room in South Carolina laughing my ass off, by the way. You know when you're laughing so hard that your muscles become weak? That's me. I can't get the damn bar of soap out of the little hotel package due to muscle weakness.