Asshole of the Year Award
I know it’s only February, but we have an early favorite:
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky.—U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning predicted over the weekend that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer within nine months.
During a wide-ranging 30-minute speech on Saturday at the Hardin County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said he supports conservative judges “and that’s going to be in place very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg … has cancer.”
“Bad cancer. The kind that you don’t get better from,” he told a crowd of about 100 at the old State Theater.
“Even though she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that anybody would live after (being diagnosed) with pancreatic cancer,” he said.
Bunning also reiterated that he would run for re-election in 2010. But he said he doesn’t have the ability to raise money like U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who spent more than $20 million in last year’s election.
Bunning, who only has about $150,000 in his campaign account, has been criticized because of his inability to raise money.
“I’m not only asking for your support, but if you have a $25 check somewhere, or whatever, you can send it, I’ll cash it,” he told the group.
Note to self: Send at least $25 to whomever is running against this prick.
[Cross-posted at Betty Cracker]