Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is afraid that the U.S. Territory of Guam is going to "tip over and capsize" due to overpopulation.
Johnson expressed his worries during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the defense budget Friday.
Addressing Adm. Robert Willard, who commands the Navy's Pacific Fleet, Johnson made a tippy motion with his hands and said sternly, "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."
Willard paused and said: "We don't anticipate that."
More at: Christina Wilkie, "Rep. Hank Johnson: Guam could 'tip over and capsize' ." March 31, 2010
Congressman Hank Johnson: 111th Congress Greatest Hits
[Excerpt] Throughout his first term, Hank distinguished himself as a thoughtful legislator who advocates for the concerns of his constituents and citizens across the nation. He vocally opposed the Bush Administration's Wall Street bailout. He voted to raise the minimum wage. He fought for children’s health insurance, more Head Start funding, and to reform “No Child Left Behind.” He secured Federal funds for transportation, for medical facilities -- including Grady Hospital, and for public safety in the District.
Hank also writes (wrote for) The Hill. See link above. But I might well have two similar things confused here. Please let me know.
Johnson was the first Congressional candidate invited to blog for The Hill's Congress Blog, typically reserved for Members of Congress. "I'm tremendously excited about the opportunity to use this unique medium to strengthen democracy by increasing open interaction between constituents and candidates."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Johnson
Now, I know you're going to ask just who else writes for The Hill. Here's a list of Johnson's fellow Hill writers, some of whom you might recognize, like the fellow who runs The Daily Kos. Wonder why they'd post a video like the one above of a man they must know personally?
- A. B. Stoddard
- David Keene
- David Hill
- Mark Mellman
- Jim Mills
- Dick Morris
- Markos Moulitsas
- Ryan J. Davis
- John DelCecato
- Cheri Jacobus
I'm willing to accept that Hank Johnson is one sick fellow and in need of a hospital. The question is why, if he is so sick, no one in the Democratic Party has seen to it that he's hospitalized rather than making outrageously funny comments in the House. The guy is either sick and needs a hospital, (says Dr. Dag,) or he's barking loony and shouldn't be in the House at all. So why is he there? Did Obama really need his vote on Obamacare? Is this democracy? Or is this just a dirty game played by cynics?