Asshole of the Day: Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA)

You can’t get any more flippant or mean-spirited than this (via Sploid):

Rep. Baker of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists: “We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn’t do it, but God did.”
Baker explains later he didn’t intend flippancy but has long wanted to improve low-income housing.

I suppose if uh… drowning… the people who live in low-income housing is your idea of improvement, Baker is the guy to re-elect.
Update: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay scored some late asshole points with this asinine question to some Astrodome kids (via Wonkette):

The congressman likened their stay to being at camp and asked, “Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?”
They nodded yes, but looked perplexed.