Rep. Kuster's Last Stand?

If you don't know about New Hampshire Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH) yet, you will soon enough. Kuster had a town hall style meeting to discuss her trip to Israel and to talk about the Middle East. Unfortunately, a prerequisite for discussing certain topics means you have to have knowledge of said topic. And of course, since the Live Free or Die state has it's own brand of crazy, Benghazi came up. Like a deer in the headlights soon to be road kill on I-93, Kuster seemed like she didn't even know what Benghazi was.

Live Free or Die? I'm guessing Kuster would have chosen the latter at that point.

Okay, a few things:

The YouTube video title should not use the word "dodges," since to dodge a question means you don't want to answer and evade, but if you don't know anything about the subject you really can't dodge it, can you?

Also, can you imagine Kuster's office after she got back? I'm picturing her grabbing the first staffer she sees by the lapels and screaming, "What's a Benghazi?!" to which the staffer responds, "Isn't that one of those Jewish bagel things?"

Another aide rushes to the rescue: "No, that's a bialy. You're talking about that actor from the 50s, Ben Gazzy."

"No! That's Ben Gazzara!"

Poorly prepped and walking into a gauntlet of conspiracy loons at the town hall (because let's face it, there are some in every town hall) Kuster is a prime example of the idiots voters elect to represent them. In this instance, yes, it's a Democratic member of Congress, and had it been a Republican member of Congress, you probably would've gotten some gobbledygook about Hillary Clinton, a cover up, and because Obamacare!  

Kuster's office later put out a statement (strangely not posted on her government website) but it's too little, too late. She got caught with her pants down and had no clue what Benghazi was, which I find kind of amazing since the MSM and Congressional Republicans have had their hair on fire about it for a goddamn year.

What she should have said: "Of course, those who murdered four Americans at the embassy in Benghazi should be brought to justice and we should do everything we can to find them. But as far as HR 36 and a select committee is concerned, there have been exhaustive hearings and investigations on the Hill for the sole purpose of casting blame, looking for some kind of ineptness or for conspiracies of a cover up, and they've turned up absolutely nothing. Even the 60 Minutes broadcast a few weeks ago had to be completely retracted because they hinged on a false testimony. So no, I'd vote against HR 36 because it's a waste of time and taxpayer money as has been all the hearings led by Darrel Issa. What you should do is call Rep. Issa's office and ask him to look into how to help catch those responsible instead of whipping up some kind of conspiracy that doesn't exist for political purposes." 

And finally, I find the NRCC's statement very amusing:
“Let’s be clear – Annie Kuster is a United States Congresswoman,” NRCC spokesman Ian Prior wrote in a statement. “Four Americans died as a result of the attacks in Benghazi. For her not to even address a voter’s questions about what the United States government is doing to get answers on those terrorist attacks makes her unqualified for the office which she holds.”
Okay, Ian. While I agree that an incident like this may call Kuster's qualifications into question, take a step back and calm down. Before casting stones, take a look at your own glass nuthouse. You are currently the party of epic proportions of imbecility. Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, Steve King and Steve Stockman? Please. If you really want to compare qualifications, I don't think your side will end up with the long end of the stick.


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