Hogwash: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wins New York Knucklehead Award
Friday, February 6th 2009, 4:00 AM
Perhaps global warming has fried the brain of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Anyway, that's how it looks after Kennedy's YouTube-worthy appearance Wednesday at a House hearing on environmental regulation.
A passionate environmentalist and senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, his causes have included the pollutive impacts of hog farming.
Which didn't sit well with Republican Rep. Steve King of pork-producing Iowa. He went to the Des Moines Register's files and found this 2002 Kennedy quote: "Large-scale hog producers are a greater threat to the United States and U.S. democracy than Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist network."
Queried King: "Is that an accurate quote?"
Answered Kennedy: "I don't know if that's an accurate quote, but I believe it and I support it."
Like in the old anti-drug TV ads: This is his brain. This is his brain cooked by greenhouse gases. This is his New York Knucklehead Award. Link
Finally, they have found an award worthy enough for RFK Jr. The Knucklehead Award couldn’t fit him any better.