In what appears to be a new trend in answering reporters’ questions, Senate majority leader Harry Reid took a page out of a fellow Nevadan and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper’s script.
When Capitol Hill reporters pressed the Democratic senator about his opinion on President Obama’s new immigration policy Tuesday, the 72-year-old responded, “That’s a clown question, bro.”
It may not be the dumbest quote of the week; it could, in fact, be the most awesome answer to a question ever, or at least to come out of the mouth of a Senate majority leader.
If your boss asks you if those financial reports are going to be ready by the end of the day, simply answer, “That’s a clown question, bro.” Or don’t, as you might get fired.
Cringe Factor: 1/5
Newt Gingrich loves elephants and he isn’t afraid to shout it from the rooftops – or at least tell a reporter with a video camera and a Twitter account.
During an interview at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, the former Speaker of the House discussed his love of animals – and why he loves elephants so darn much.
“Elephants are among my favorites, partly because I’m Republican and partly because I’m big,” Gingrich said. “Elephants make me feel like I’m the right size. They’re very smart animals.”
Sorry to break it to you, Newt, but all you’ve done this year is set yourself up for a lifetime of Internet memes.
Cringe Factor: 2/5
Finally, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has enlightened us with her piercing political insight.In an interview with RollingStone.com published Thursday, the pregnant, pint-sized reality star shared her opinion about who she wanted to win the presidential election and why. Her response is just as eloquent as you might expect: “Obama, 'cause he's our president.”
Very good, Snooki! You are correct. Barack Obama is the current President of the United States, and that’s certainly a good enough reason for him to be the president for a second term.
Cringe Factor: 3/5
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown wants you to know that he does, in fact, discuss serious “issues” – sometimes even with “kings and queens.”
During a radio interview Thursday, Brown responded to criticism that he hasn’t been focused on serious issues during his two-year Senate stint.
Brown fired back, saying, “Each and every day that I’ve been a United States senator, I’ve been discussing issues, meeting on issues, in secret meetings and with kings and queens and prime ministers and business leaders and military leaders, talking, voting, working on issues every single day.”
Democrats jumped on the GOP senator’s statements and suggested that he was stretching the truth to gain credibility. Brown’s rep stepped in, telling The Boston Globe that he “misspoke when he said kings and queens.” Gee, you think?
It’s okay, Scotty – everyone fantasizes about being important enough to meet with kings and queens of … wherever. You’re not the only one.
Cringe Factor: 4/5