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Wonkette’s Week in Review: No Standing Eight Count

* The week started off with a double shot of intelligence stories to get us all hot and bothered. Did we say hot? We meant super-hot. * Sometimes they pop and sometimes they sizzle. Read more on Wonkette’s Week in Review: No Standing Eight Count…
 

Congressional Catfight: Harris Defeats Emerson

The polls have closed, and it’s official: Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) has trounced Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) in the opening round of Congressional Catfight. Harris moves into the next round of competition, where she’ll face the winner of Congressional Catfight: Barney Frank vs. David Dreier. Read more on Congressional Catfight: Harris Defeats Emerson…
 

Congressional Catfight: The Competitors and Tournament Ladder

Earlier today, we announced Congressional Catfight, our contest to find the biggest beeatch in the House. (Apologies for the mixed animal metaphors.) We kicked off the competition with a battle between Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL). Now, we bring you the full roster of worthy competitors: Top row, left to right: Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO); Katherine Harris (R-FL); Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX); Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Bottom row, left to right: Cynthia McKinney (D-GA); Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Barney Frank (D-MA); David Dreier (R-CA) By the way, the polls are still open in the Emerson v. Harris match-up. So if you haven’t voted yet, click here, and make your voice heard. For those of you who are really excited about this competition, the full tournament ladder, with brackets, appears after the jump. Read more on Congressional Catfight: The Competitors and Tournament Ladder…
 

Congressional Catfight: Katherine Harris vs. Jo Ann Emerson

Welcome to Congressional Catfight. Through several highly scientific Wonkette reader polls, we will determine who is the most insane, badass, bitchiest congresswoman out there. We’ve drawn up a list of eight competitors, who will be pitted against each other in a series of no-holds-barred catfights. The contest will be conducted in tournament style, with brackets (like Consumerist’s Worst Company in America competition, or Valleywag’s Girls of Google hotties contest). Read more on Congressional Catfight: Katherine Harris vs. Jo Ann Emerson…
 

We Don’t Think the Immigration Bill Failed For Lack of “Bricks,” but If It Keeps You Off the Streets…

Every day we get, oh, 500 chain emails warning us that illegal immigrants are going to steal our jobs, abscond with our wives, and force us to eat salsa (salsa is a common thread in all of them — why is salsa so threatening? We like salsa!). Today, someone pointed us towards this charming website, which invites concerned xenophobes citizens to throw mail a “brick” to congress, as encouragement (of the mafioso variety, though maybe that’s just our film-saturated imagination talking) to build a wall (a literal one, it seems like). We know the line’s been used a million times, but even with all the bricks provided gratis, we think the type of people who populate the Capitol would probably need a couple day laborers of ambiguous legality to actually stack ’em up. Read more on We Don’t Think the Immigration Bill Failed For Lack of “Bricks,” but If It Keeps You Off the Streets……
 

We Love Jo Ann Emerson

Why we love this town: As soon as we grew bored with that crazy New Orleans mayoral candidate, Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo) stepped right in to steal back our affection (we’ll never stray again, Washington). Below, a letter she sent to a constituent regarding some boring thing that people who write letters to their representatives care about: (Click to enlarge and then giggle for a half-hour) Read more on We Love Jo Ann Emerson…