Coked Up Congressman? Nah, It’s Just a Joke.

Ok, this is not news, but it was too funny to pass up. Robert Wexler, a congressman from Florida, appeared on the Colbert Report and said, “I enjoy cocaine because it is a fun thing to do.”

From Yahoo News:

The Florida congressman who is unchallenged for re-election appeared on Colbert’s Comedy Central show and was asked to say a few things that would “really lose the election for you if you were contested.” Colbert asked the congressman to complete this sentence: “I enjoy cocaine because … ”

A bemused Wexler looked into the camera and said, “I enjoy cocaine because it’s a fun thing to do.”

A follow-up in the complete-the-sentence questioning led to this comment: “I enjoy the company of prostitutes for the following reasons … because it’s a fun thing to do. If you combine the two together, it’s probably even more fun.”

Congressman Wexler said that he did not regret his statement.

“I think it’s an important thing for members of Congress to be able to participate in a good-natured joke,” he said. “Everyone who watches the show knows that what is being said is a joke and that it’s about silly topics. I thought it was funny.”

I think VanDyke needs to check the site meter to find out who is on. It seems that the Dems may be reading HoT and stealing humor from the Doug Stanhope playbook.

  1. OT: just got this news in from my chemo guy and wanted to share with everyone.

    chemo doctor just called me with the complete results of the new MRI. MRI shows ‘marked improvement’ with some brain swelling left over, and still some residual cancer down in the fissures of the brain but there is less of it. The cancer that is still there is consistent with successful treatment of this type of cancer with chemo and radiation. Best of all there are no new spots. So thats good news I think. Still have to take chemo as before but things are looking up!

  2. Tim: I’m fairly certain that everyone who’s reading this in this forum is definitely happy to hear this, and hopes to hear more in the same direction soon. :)