Via Michelle, who notes that Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) isn’t exactly known for his calm, rational dialogue. However, even this seems over the top from a sitting Congressman responding to criticism from his constituents. When a man at Stark’s town hall concludes with the well-known phrase, “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining” — meaning “don’t lie to me” — Stark goes, well, starkers by the 1:30 mark:
“I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine.”
Just when you thought that the height of Beltway arrogance had been reached by Arlen Specter’s “No one is paying me to meet with you,” or Baron Hill’s “You don’t tell me how to run my Congressional office,” along comes Pete Stark to claim the grand prize by insisting that his constituents aren’t fit to experience the warm splash of his anointed urine.
This must be a new initiative from the Democrats in Congress — urine conservation. Is urine an endangered resource on Capitol Hill? Because we’re all pretty sure that horse puckey ain’t.