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Potatoes for Brains

Alabama’s new GOP Senator Tommy Tuberville is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. As Groucho Marx said in Duck Soup, “He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.” According to the Alabama site AL.com:

As a candidate, Tommy Tuberville was scared to debate incumbent U.S. Senator Doug Jones. He refused to talk with reporters throughout his campaign. The only thing the former Auburn football coach promised to do was ‘stand with Trump.’ And now we know why. Tubs is about as bright as a bucket of mud.

As Kyle Whitmire writes: “With the job in the bag, he gave an interview to Alabama Daily News in which he said so many stupid things that ADN’s site crashed from all the folks coming to gawk at it.”

In the ADN interview, Tuberville said that the three branches of our government are “the House, the Senate and executive.” Football must not have been kind to him. Even his name looks like “tuber-ville”, which I guess means village potato, although he pronounces “tuber” like “TUBB-er”. He prefers to be called “coach”.

It gets worse. In an interview with Alabama TV station WIAT in Montgomery, Tuberville suggested that the inauguration of Joe Biden should be delayed.

We probably could have had a swearing-in and inauguration later after we got this virus behind us a little bit. Again, we’re talking about Washington, D.C.

The TV station noted that it was not clear if Tuberville was aware that the Constitution requires the “inauguration and swearing-in” of a President to take place on January 20th.

Even more ironic is that the Constitution requires that if a new president is not sworn in at noon on that day, then the presidency devolves according to a strict line of succession. Which means that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would become the new US President. I won’t even wonder whether Tubs is aware of that.

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6 Comments

  1. Wildwood wrote:

    Have we found our next president? Tuberville 2025!

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  2. Dave TN wrote:

    President Pelosi, has a nice ring to it. Talk about making right wingers losing their minds.

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:04 pm | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    @Wildwood took the words right out of my mouth!

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7:09 pm | Permalink
  4. Peter wrote:

    I gotta admit, Dave, that’s the part that’s always amused me…

    If you delay the inauguration until you look into all the accusations of fraud, that’s fine. But that doesn’t mean Trump stays on as President. That means Nancy Pelosi becomes President. It’s in the constitution–specifically.

    Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:38 pm | Permalink
  5. Ray Gergen wrote:

    Is Louis Gohmert in danger of losing his title as the stupidest man in Congress?

    Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 9:11 am | Permalink
  6. notycoon22 wrote:

    It’s good to see the Alabama continues to pick real winners – football winners, that is. Has nothing to do with intellect or depth of knowledge or critical thinking. Just football winning with one person running the show.

    Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

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