05 December 2009

Idiot of the Week: The Hon. Russell Wiseman

I'll let this week's nominee speak for himself. Like many children, the mayor of Arlington TN was eagerly waiting to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas last Tuesday night, and was disappointed that it had been postponed because of the President's Afghanistan speech. Like perhaps a few of those kids, he threw a tantrum before realizing that the special would be rescheduled for the following week. This is what he wrote on his Facebook page:

O.K. so this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim President is there, what a load...Try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation about it....when the answer should simply be 'yes.'

Honorable mentions go to all the people who expressed their support for Mayor Wiseman (and there's an ironic name) on the Memphis Commercial Appeal's comments page.

2 comments:

Crhymethinc said...

Can you really blame the mayor for being an idiot? We are talking Tennessee, home of the inbred hillbilly if ever there was one. He probably whines about the "revenuers" too.

hobbyfan said...

Yo, Crhyme, since he's the Mayor, Wiseman would be a "revenuer" himself, in a technical sense, since the Mayor approves any tax increases within the city limits.

But, yeah, leave it to a "Son of the South" to make a mountain out of a molehill. Probably wouldn't complain if a Republican President did the same thing......