Competence Astonishes

Did you hear the one about the Republigoat Congresswoman who got a telephone call from the President-Elect and was so incredulous that it was him that she hung up on him? TWICE?

This was Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who by the way is actually an interesting politician. The Sally Jessy Raphael doppelgänger appeared on the season finale of Real Time With Bill Maher. She is a Republigoat but parts with her party on issues regarding the gheys. Wiki: “She supports anti-hate crime laws, anti-discrimination bills, believes gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces, voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment, and is one of two Republican members of the LGBT congressional caucus.” (The other Republigoat member of that caucus: Chris Shays of Connecticut. I am proud to note that my own Congressman, Jim Moran, is a member of the caucus, too.) Unfortunately, she insists on being wrong about everything else.

Ros-Lehtinen got the call from Obama, who wanted to congratulate her on her victory, and assumed it was a prank.

“I thought it was one of the radio stations in South Florida playing an incredible, elaborate, terrific prank on me,” Ros-Lehtinen told the newspaper. “They got Fidel Castro to go along. They’ve gotten Hugo Chavez and others to fall for their tricks. I said, ‘Oh, no, I won’t be punked.'”

The call came about 1 p.m. Obama congratulated her on her re-election, saying he was looking forward to working with her as the ranking Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs committee, Ros-Lehtinen told the newspaper.

The conversation lasted about a minute when she cut Obama off, telling him she wasn’t falling for the hoax and that he was a better impersonator than the guy on Saturday Night Live, she said.

Washington, D.C. has been so Delayian for so long that Ros-Lehtinen couldn’t imagine that the President-Elect would reach out to her across party lines, so much so that the woman hung up on the President-Elect. This competence thing is going to take some getting used to after eight years of being led by a buffoon.

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  1. It just dawned on me that this may have been a careful deliberate action given SPalin’s “conversation” with the French Premier…


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