Tuesday, October 19, 2010

On Politics and Middle Fingers

It's one of the hottest Congressional battles in the country.

In California's 11th Congressional District, which comprises a large, meandering swath of geography just east of San Francisco, Bay Area businessman and attorney, Republican David Harmer, is aiming to unseat incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney for the 11th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Today, Harmer joined ultra-conservative talk show host G. Gordon Liddy on the air.

Whether you love them both or hate them both, you can’t argue that segments of their dialogue were hilariously brilliant:

Harmer: “Your good (listeners), who would like to help me send [Speaker of the House] Nancy Pelosi [D-CA/San Francisco] a nice big middle finger - right here in her own backyard - could go to harmerforcongress.com. Pitch a bit into the treasury and we’ll put it to good use!"

Liddy: “I can’t think of anything better than to fire Nancy Pelosi. I mean, that woman is dangerous!”

a bit later, from Harmer: “… In fact, this [the 11th Congressional]  is the last true swing district in California. Through gerrymandering, most of the incumbents, Republicans and Democrats, are absolutely safe. But this is our best chance to flip a seat on the West Coast. And again it’s right in Nancy’s backyard, so it would send just a lovely signal of extreme dissatisfaction to... uh… the Madam.”

Liddy: laughter 

Cameron: Vote.


Right, Said Fred said...

Did Harmer really say all that? Hard for me to imagine him using such language. Perhaps G. Gordon Liddy requires it to maintain his ratings.

Cameron said...

Yes, he did. I'm not kidding! Here's the link to the audio clip. http://www.liddyshow.com/show.php. Scroll down four interviews to the capsule mentioning Harmer and press play.