Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stupidest Thing I've Heard This Week, Volume 15

Sure, it's only Wednesday, but I think we can safely say that Representative Phil Gingrey from Georgia has the title wrapped up. After returning from a trip to the U.S. border with a congressional delegation he organized, Gingrey assured a Georgia news station that his hardline stance on immigration has nothing to do with prejudice. Quoth PGing:

"It's not xenophobia on my part. If I had to choose from immigrants across the globe, my favorite alien would be our Hispanic and Latino residents coming from across the Southern border."

No word on the bizarre circumstances under which Phillie would have to "choose his favorite immigrant." But, now that I think about it, given his burning desire to strip children of immigrants of their American citizenship, it's safe to say Gingrey has engaged in some crazy, megalomaniacal game show fantasy wherein immigrants compete for his affection and the title of "Phil's Favorite Alien." One can imagine how thrilled Latinos are that they beat out E.T. for the win. I smell a celebration!

Phil Gingrey goes to border, calls Latinos his "favorite aliens" [Salon]

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