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Another Very Republican Texas Representative Moment

Caught this at angry asian man: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), gripes about how federal funds going to China for the protection of rare cats and dogs may actually result in "moo goo dog pan or moo goo cat pan":

Again I appreciate the sensitivities with regard to rare cats and dogs around the world. With regard to the previous votes on this bill in the House, to be specific, 227 Democrats voted "aye," 67 Republicans voted "aye," which also was about the same numbers, similar numbers, that voted for the bailout back in September, which was also a huge mistake. There was one Democrat that voted "no" and 118 Republicans that voted "no."

But we are even in different times now. We are still borrowing money from the Chinese. And, once again, the irony here is incredible. We are going to borrow more money from the Chinese to possibly give them money back to create habitats for wild dogs and cats that are rare.

There is no assurance that if we did that we wouldn't end up with moo goo dog pan or moo goo cat pan. There is no way to assure that money will not be wasted when it's sent to foreign countries.

The comment also made The Daily Show's Moment of Zen. Between this, Betty Brown, Leo Berman and Don McLeroy, is it just me, or is anyone else seeing a pattern here?

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