Saturday Video Funnies: Should Sexual Prowess be Discussed on Senate Floor?
Hot Air’s AllahPundit posted an absolutely delicious YouTube video on Friday that is guaranteed to lighten your Saturday.
As previously reported by NewsBusters, the Senate on Friday debated a Defense Appropriation bill. During the proceedings, Bill Nelson (D-Florida) made a statement about his military service that comically came across as if he was bragging about his sexual prowess.
What follows is a partial transcript of his faux pas (video available here):
…uh, because there is such respect for our troops now. Uh, that was not necessarily the case all the time back then when I was in the military. Certainly, all the intercourse that I had as a military officer, uh, was the best. But that was not the case for a lot of our returning soldiers.
As Allah comically pointed out:
Hey, when it’s that good, sometimes you’ve just got to tell someone. Even on the Senate floor.
I whole-heartedly agree. Though possibly even better was Hot Air member infidel4life’s witty comment: “He musta missed the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ memo.”
I guess so.
Yet, all kidding aside, this incident should only reinforce recent warnings by the Republican National Committee that 2008 candidates should always assume that everything they are saying is being recorded, and could end up on YouTube.
Granted, in this instance, Nelson’s remarks were captured by C-SPAN. However, without the assistance of some YouTuber, the Senator’s faux pas likely never would have been noticed.
In 2006, the shift in power in the Senate was caused by one foolish remark by George Allen captured on videotape and broadcast almost 24/7 by a media doing everything within their power to bring down Republicans.
With the technological precedent set, GOP candidates had better mind every word uttered in public, for it seems a metaphysical certitude that any recorded Republican gaffe will likely become headline news almost the minute it occurs.