Did you catch what Democrat Congressman Pete "Fortney" Stark of California said to a constituent during a Town Hall meeting earlier this week?
The same Pete Stark who famously called former President George W. Bush "a liar" who wanted to "blow up Iraq"?
From SFGate.com and Joe Garofoli's blog...
Rep. Pete Stark, the pride of the East Bay in Congress since 1973, gave us a new high in Town Hall entertainment the other day at his Fremont Townie. After a constituent -- and we're all constituents, aren't we? -- stood a few feet away ticking off why he was opposed to the "smoke and mirrors" in President Obama's health care plan, the gentleman closed his remarks by saying:
"Mr. Congressman, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining."
The Member of Congress continued the high level of discourse by responding:
"I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg," Stark said. "It wouldn't be worth wasting the urine."
So glad we've all decided to up the civility quotient of our public discourse. So if Dems want Rep. Joe Wilson to apologize for his "You lie!" smackdown, shouldn't Rep. Stark apologize for ahem, crossing swords with this constituent?
P.S. No one yelled "You lie!" at Stark's claim of urine waste, but nonetheless Politifact is looking into whether it indeed would be. (Kidding! Don't look there for it.)