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Yes, that is Lech Walesa holding a Michigan sweatshirt.John Dingell, an ancient swamp-beast summoned by medieval druids to ruin Al Gore’s bid for the presidency by forcing the VP to utter the hilarious phrase “Dingell-Norwood” in a 2000 debate with George W. Bush, has been serving in Congress for six hundred million years — longer than all Kennedys combined! And now, at the ripe old age of 83, he has decided to run for a 28th term representing Michigan’s 15th Congressional district. Once that term is complete, maybe he will become the Pope? [Michigan Messenger]

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  • V572625694

    Yes but when Santa Monica limousine liberal Henry “Brazilian” Waxman finally displaced him as head of the House Highway-Pork-Distribution Committee, we finally all got jetpacks, autogyros and moving sidewalks. See? The seniority system works!

  • V572625694

    [re=516941]V572625694[/re]: Oops, that dipshit Overstar is king of highway pork, so that’s why no jetpacks. My bad, to coin a phrase.

  • JMP

    He should just move over to the Senate; 83 would make him one of the young kids over there.

  • Woodwards Friend

    I guess his Tracy Flick of a second wife, Debbie “Debs” Dingell, won’t inherit his seat until 2012.

  • donner_froh

    A real trip down memory lane–not so much with Dingell but to the days when The New Republic wasn’t 100% gibberish.

  • Radiotherapy

    Dingell Buries Record!

  • Katydid

    [re=516952]Woodwards Friend[/re]: I was gonna ask, is he the one with the crazy wife headed to jail?

  • Terry

    [re=516963]Katydid[/re]:

    Among politicians, especially in Michigan, you’re going to need to narrow that down a bit more.

  • forgracie

    83? Well, at least he has a vested interest in the future….

  • Mad Brahms

    [re=516963]Katydid[/re]: I don’t think so; not sure who you’re thinking of (though I wish it was Friedman). She IS 29 years younger though, which if not May-December is at least May-November. And here I thought economists were the ones who got all the tail in DC.

  • proudgrampa

    What is WRONG with the people who return assholes like this to Congress, term after term??? Oh, I forgot: these sre VOTERS we’re talking about. Crap.

  • Mad Brahms

    Also, “like” death and taxes? The man is a career porkbarreller and is rapidly approaching the dark tunnel with the light at the end. He IS death and taxes, incarnate.

  • El Pinche

    At 83, I’ll take the NOBAMACARE DEATH PANEL option since I prefer not stumble around in depends in a walker talking to myself about how Pavement was under-rated band or some other old senile mumblings.

  • agonista

    [re=516963]Katydid[/re]: You’re thinking of John Conyers, of the Fighting 14th. His wife Monica pled guilty to something (involving bribery, but I don’t remember the exact charge) while president of the Detroit City Council. (Bonus nugget: the 13th district is represented by Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, mother of Detroit’s illustrious ex-mayor.)

  • Red Zeppelin

    The most charming thing about him is that he refers to his testicles as his “Dingleberries.”

  • El Pinche

    [re=516985]El Pinche[/re]: oh, i forgot the point: Term and age limits for all Congresspeople

  • assistant/atlas

    No wonder Lech Walesa hates Democrats now. Dude frees a country and a veteran Congressman gives him a sweatshirt. Good job, Michigan.

    [re=516983]Mad Brahms[/re]: +1

  • weejee

    [re=516960]Radiotherapy[/re]: no butts about it

  • SayItWithWookies

    You know you’ve been in office too long when Leonid Brezhnev is telling you to get out gracefully.

  • pampl

    He looks like someone took Giuliani’s face and yanked it down and to the right

  • JMP

    [re=516989]El Pinche[/re]: But, it we had age limits for Congresscritters, then who would think of the olds? The Alzheimer-inflicted incontinents need representation, too!

  • gjdodger

    [re=516991]assistant/atlas[/re]: He’s lucky. They were going to give him a vacation trip to Hamtramck.

  • El Pinche

    [re=517000]JMP[/re]: Unfortunately, if we want Smaller Government,Less Taxes, and Liberty, grandma and grampa and their numerous socialistic welfare programs must DIE.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=516978]Mad Brahms[/re]: If he’s 83 and she’s 29 years younger, that’s more like a Mid October-New Year’s Eve romance.

  • earnestcivilservant

    [re=516963]Katydid[/re]: Nope, that’s Conyers.

  • Extemporanus

    AKAKA/DINGLE 2012!

  • Jim89048

    I have a neighbor that is 88 years old. She wouldn’t vote for McCain because he was too old. Fuzzy math, maybe, but math nonetheless.

  • Limeylizzie

    [re=516941]V572625694[/re]: I was eating when I read that and half- chewed carrots shot out of my nose as I snorted over that Henry Brazilian Waxman comment…pure genius.

  • lochnessmonster

    I know…they don’t want to retire because they are afraid they’d have to go back and live like the “little people”. They want to die in the lifestyle they have gotten used to. Where else but DC can you get invited to all those free meals, fancy parties etc? Do you think they serve caviar in Detroit?

    Mandatory retirement at age 70 is the only way to get rid of these oldsters.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=517171]Jim89048[/re]: No, not really. Lots of old people wouldn’t vote for themselves, either, knowing full well they don’t want an incontinent, slightly senile president hooked on metamucil.

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