Alcee Hastings: scurrilous hoax letter
by skeptic06, Thu Nov 23, 2006 at 04:35:07 AM EST
I'm aware that there are many in and around this blog who view with favor the candidacy of Alcee Hastings for the chair of the HIC.
As a matter of public service, I bring to their attention the nauseating hoax perpetrated by certain evil-doers in circulating a letter, purportedly from the hand of Hastings himself, but which, from its general tenor and its every detail, is clearly the work of an vicious prankster and satirist.
I'm shocked at the way a former officer of the court should be lampooned in this way.
Since no US Representative of 14 years standing could possibly express himself in such a low and ignorant manner, it's hard to think that the more perceptive would accept this letter as genuine.
Unfortunately, there are some who are perversely inclined to view our elected representatives as money-grubbing buffoons, puffed up to bursting with their own self-importance, and without any sense of the ridiculous (particularly their own).
I'm sure that Rep Hastings' many friends on this blog will want to make their protest in the appropriate quarters at this joke in extremely poor taste.
(I'm tempted to quote from the letter. But I believe its iniquities can best be appreciated by reading the text in its revolting entirety.)