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Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Much was made Tuesday of the fact that House Republicans began their hostage strategy meeting with a rendition of "Amazing Grace," starting with the Republicans in attendance themselves:
Rep. Burgess confirms GOP mtg began w "Amazing Grace." "All three verses, w/o the words written out," he adds. "Isn't that impressive?"
Um, "all" three verses? Sure, it's a relatively minor mistake, but if President Obama said there were only three verses to "Amazing Grace," by now Twitchy and Breitbart and the rest of them would be claiming this was proof he'd never set foot in a Christian church in his life, with a side of speculation on whether songs are limited to three verses in Kenya. In fact, John Newton wrote six verses, and while you rarely hear all six of those, at least one other verse ("When we've been there 10,000 years") has been added through oral tradition.

Someone, send Rep. Burgess back to church. Or Kenya.

Originally posted to Laura Clawson on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 08:08 AM PDT.

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