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  •  Steve King (R-Iowa) (9+ / 0-)

    pretty much wins my perpetual shovel award.

    While acknowledging that the terrorists aren't dancing in the streets, King has moved on to the whole "Hussein" controversy.

    He doesn't like the fact that the president-elect will be sworn in using that middle name during Tuesday's Inauguration.

    After telling the Associated Press last year that Obama's middle name was among the reasons Islamic terrorists would rejoice over his election, King says he's since been careful to avoid using it. Thus he found Obama's decision to allow it be mentioned on the steps of the Capitol "bizarre" and "a double-standard."

    "Is that reserved just for him, not his critics?" King asked.

    The congressman says he doubts Obama's sincerity when he explained that he chose to use his middle name so as to be historically consistent with past inaugurations, when America has heard the full names of its presidents echo from the inaugural stand.

    "Whatever his reasons are," King said, "the one he gave us could not be the reason."

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