Blogging on Crooks and Liars, former Idahoan, David Neiwert has the goods on hypocrite Mike Simpson.

Republicans are having a tough time dealing with the realities of not having even a shred of remaining power. There’s been a lot of gnashing of teeth the past few days as Democrats have proceeded to impose their political will in the form of Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package.

My favorite came from my former dentist, Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, yesterday on the House floor:

Simpson: I feel like I went to bed a couple nights ago, a couple weeks ago, amd woke up in Bizarro World. We’re about to spend over a trillion dollars for a stimulus bill which will do little if anything to stimulate the economy.

… For the first time in my life, I am embarrassed to be a member of this body.

Really? It’s hard to imagine anyone from Idaho — whose delegation, after all, was until this year led by Sen. Larry Craig — being embarrassed easily these days about anything. So I guess that must be saying something.

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