Congressional Black Caucus adds a brand new lunatic |

Congressional Black Caucus adds a brand new lunatic

November 30, 2010 · 13 comments

In all the excitement of the Republican takeover of the House, this news item has been overlooked. Just when you thought the Congressional Black Caucus had its full quota of lunatics, along comes newly-elected Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.


A tip of the IHTM cap to new Representative Frederica Wilson has the details:

… Wilson’s first goal is to overturn a rule that blocks her from wearing a hat on the House floor. The freshman Democrat is pressing incoming House Speaker John Boehner to overturn the rule, which dates back to the 1800s, or at least to make an exception for her. But it’s unclear whether Boehner — who, in any event, will likely have plenty of priorities ahead of a rule-change request from a member of the opposition party — could do anything, shy of a full floor vote, to overturn the House’s hat ban.

You see, Wilson doesn’t own just a hat or two. By her count, the former Florida state House member owns at least 300 different hats, including custom-made sequined cowboy hats in virtually every color of the rainbow. Her hat collection is so massive, it takes up an entire room of her house, per the Miami New Times. “I’ve been wearing them almost 30 years,” Wilson tells Politifact. “It’s like a fetish.”

Nice to see that Wilson has her priorities straight and that her first order of business will be taking care of her fetish.

Wilson will undoubtedly be warmly welcomed to the CBC by fellow lunatics Jesse Jackson Jr, Sanford Bishop, Keith Ellison, Chaka Fattah, Alcee Hastings, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Hank Johnson, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, John Lewis, Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters.

She ought to fit right in.

great, just what the country needs…

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