Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has never been known for consistency, coherence or celebrating community--unless he's playing a banjo, wiping Frito crumbs from his plump jowl and screaming a song at a redneck convention in Garden Grove.
But on Dec. 28, Rohrabacher posted this rare, happy thought on Twitter: "We are all in this together. United States of America is US . . . us of America!
Okay, who slipped the Ecstacy pill into the 12-term, Republican congressman's prune juice?
Perhaps it wasn't a feel-good drug but hard liquor that inspired his positive words. If so, the booze soon returned Rohrabacher to his usual, squawking self.
Just hours after laughably posing as as emotionally-stable statesman, Rohrabacher--who evaded all Vietnam War military duty but became a feverish chickenhawk when he landed in Congress--reappeared.
He posted a Twitter rant about a liberal media conspiracy, Ted Kennedy's "killer lifestyle"--presumably a ham-fisted reference to the 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, Bill Clinton's "sexual assaults" and Clarence Thomas getting "lynched" just for telling a "dirty joke."
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Uh, Dana, ponder this paradox after you gulp another shot of Tequila: If, as you allege, the media conspired to keep the public in the dark about Kennedy and Clinton, what medium made sure that everybody on the planet knew about their pathetic transgressions?
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly