Meet congressman Hank Johnson.
He the the Democrat representative from the fourth congressional district in Georgia. This is the district that was once represented by a former welfare gal, Cynthia McKinney. Actually, Rep. Johnson defeated Miss McKinney in the 2006 Democrat primary. And because this is a gerrymandered district, Rep. Johnson went on to victory that November and has been there ever since.
Well, Rep. Johnson has a very serious concern.
It appears that Rep. Johnson is worried about the the Marine Corps plan to house 5,000 marines and their families on the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean.
What worries this congressman.
I kid you not, but that the island, 212 square miles, may "tip and capsize" due to the extra population.
Watch the video that I linked over at Hotair. But, if you want to read the exchange between Rep. Johnson and Adm. Robert Willard, head of the United States Pacific Fleet:
REP. JOHNSON: Now, this is an island that at its widest level is, what, 12 miles from shore to shore and at its smallest level, smallest location it's seven miles between one shore and the other. Is that correct?
ADM. WILLARD: I don't have the exact dimensions, but to your point, sir, I think Guam is a small island.
REP. JOHNSON: Very small island and about 24 miles, if I recall, long, 24 miles long, about seven miles wide at the least widest place on the island and about 12 miles wide on the widest part of the island. And I don't know how many square miles that is. Do you happen to know?
ADM. WILLARD: I don't have that figure with me, sir. I can certainly supply it to you if you'd like.
REP. JOHNSON: My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.
ADM. WILLARD: We don't anticipate that. The Guam population, I think, currently about 175,000 and again with 8,000 Marines and their families, it's an addition of about 25,000 more into the population.
REP. JOHNSON: And also things like the environment, the sensitive areas of the environment, coral reefs and those kinds of things.
And I know that lots of people don't like to think about that, but we didn't think about global warming either and now we do have to think about it.
And so I'm concerned from an environmental standpoint whether or not Guam is the best place to do this relocation. But it's actually the only place. Is that correct?
ADM. WILLARD: This is the best place. This is the farthest west U.S. territory that we own and this is part of our nation in readdressing the forward presence and posture importance to Pacific Command. Guam is vital to this decision.
Eh, OK, Ace!
Now it has been revealed that Rep. Johnson has hepatitis C, which apparently has the potential to affect the brain. And over at National Review, Jonah Goldberg believes the good, sick congressman that he was shooting for a metaphor. Well, he shot and he missed. Very wide miss, wouldn't you say folks?
Actually, I am very offended that a member of congress seems to believe that he should be a member of the body when he has a medical condition that has such a effect on his or her mental capacity.
No Rep. Johnson, you should resign your seat and let some one you can do the job to the fullest of their capacities be there.
See I think Rep. Johnson is emblematic of what is wrong with the political class.
That they feel entitled to do whatever they please even when someone like Hank Johnson comes off sounding like a buffoon.
I do sympathize with his condition. But not the fact he is running for reelection as the poster child for living with hepatitis C.
Rep. Johnson was in the middle of a serious hearing and there was not a sound of a metaphor. It was the sound of someone that believed what he was saying. That Guam could "tip and capsize" if any more people were put there as planned by the Marine Corps.
No, Rep. Johnson gets absolutely no pass here. Illness or not, the man is a nit wit. He needs to resign.
What is in the water in the Georgia forth congressional district? First there was Cynthia McKinney and now Hank Johnson? Oh well, better them than the rest of us!