By Bill Maher
Arizona congressman Paul Gosar, a Sarah Palin-endorsed, cowboy boot-wearing dentist from Flagstaff, is a fun-loving goof. He once accidentally called Boko Haram “Boca Raton” on CNN. He’s called Obamacare the worst law “since Prohibition,” and said “the Obama-Biden Administration has been relentless in their pursuit of taking guns away from law-abiding Americans.” He visited the Bundy Ranch, before Bundy started expounding on Negroes, and once said:
“… think about it, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS… I’ll keep taking my shoes and socks off to show you how sore my feet [are?] from plugging the dykes of all the holes in the dam.”
He sleeps on an inflatable mattress in his office, showers in the congressional gym, and occasionally, according to Bloomberg, “whips up a batch of buckwheat pancakes on a hotplate” in his office storage unit. Fun!
And he recently explained what he thinks his job is. Via Buzzfeed:
“You may not be able to impeach a president. But boy I tell you what: remember, we have the right of advise and confer. Nobody gets confirmed. Nada. Nobody. None. I don’t care how good of a person you are. You’re not gonna get it.”
“This is about this,” he added later, waving a pocket-sized Constitution, “I’m here to win.”
The actual phrase is “advice and consent,” and the House doesn’t do that; he’s thinking of the Senate. But you see what Dr. Gosar is getting at: His job is to prevent government. Open wide.