Rep. Stark: ‘I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg’
(RAW STORY) Town halls are starting to look less like literal representations of democracy and more like so-ridiculous-it-has-to-be-scripted reality shows.
Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) told a constituent at a recent town hall meeting that he wouldn’t “waste the urine” to pee on the man’s leg.
As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, and a video confirms, the man stood near the congressman and listed off what he felt were “smoke and mirrors” promises in the Obama administration’s healthcare reform proposal. At the close of his remarks, which he delivered in a civil tone, the constituent said: “Mr. Congressman, don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”
Some in the crowd whooped and cheered, but Stark, who is known for his sharp tongue, responded calmly:
“Well, I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine.”