Senator Barack Obama

Wingnut of the Week

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) on last night's Real Time with Bill Maher:

REP. KINGSTON: Through Axelrod and their campaign spokesmen, they've let this thing grown -- grow. And when you combine that with the fact that [Senator Obama] would not say the pledge of allegiance and won't put an American lapel pin on his coat. That's things voters are watching and it's because this Democrat primary--

BILL MAHER: Wait a second, he won't say the pledge of allegiance?

REP. KINGSTON: Well the famous picture of him standing while Bill Richardson and Hillary Clinton had their hand over their hearts saluting the flag during the pledge and Obama has his hands deliberately down -- that is disturbing to Americans.

It's always awesome when a slack-jawed Republican both lies and uses the epithetical "Demcrat primary" in the same run. The "famous" photograph the congressman is talking about was taken during the National Anthem. Not the pledge. There's no rule or etiquette that dictates a hand over the heart for the anthem. And finally... Congressman Kingston wasn't wearing a goddamn lapel pin on the show last night either.