Louie Gohmert (Doublefacepalm-TX) joins a few other goofballs to talk about how excited they are to support Sir Etch-a-Sketch.
Eleven House conservatives, most of them freshmen, held a joint media meet-up this afternoon. No real agenda. The theme was "conversations with conservatives." And the first question that tripped anybody up, from The Hill's Russ Berman, was whether members were "excited" about incoming Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Softball out over the plate metaphor in here.
Rep. Joe Walsh (profiled here), argued that Barack Obama's popularity was cratering even in Illinois. "The excitement, the passion in this race," he said, "will come from getting Barack Obama out of the White House."
So the deadbeat Dad from Illinois thinks the excitement will happen after Mitt has lost? Have I got that correct? Brilliant sir, fucking brilliant.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, the aggressively quotable former judge from Texas, basically conceded the point. "If you're not sure about whether to support Mitt Romney," he joked, whether you're liberal, or whether you're very conservative, you ought to be excited, because he's been on your side at one time or another."
HE JOKED? No he laid his cards on the table face up and then proceeded to bet his hand.
Gohmert returned to clean up his splatter. "So I'm not completely misunderstood," he said, "I'm not as excited as I am desperate."
Indeed you are, Louie.
I'll see your bet and raise. What kind of watch is that?