Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just When You Thought They Couldn't Get Any Crazier....Along Comes Frederica

Posted by Diogenes Sarcastica
 Dec 16, 2010

Congressional Black Caucus 
Adds a Brand New Lunatic
In all the excitement of the Republicans recent election of a majority in the House, this news item has been overlooked. Just when you thought the Congressional Black Caucus had its full quota of lunatics, along comes flamboyant newly-elected Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.

Wilson’s first goal will be to overturn a rule that blocks her from wearing a hat on the House floor. The freshman Democrat is going to press incoming House Speaker John Boehner to overturn the rule, which dates back to the 1800s, or at least to make an exception for her.   It’s unclear whether Boehner, who  will likely have plenty of priorities ahead of a rule-change request from a member of the opposition party, could do anything shy of a full floor vote to overturn the House’s hat ban. Wilson doesn’t own just a hat or two. By her count, the former Florida state House member owns at least 300 different hats, including custom-made sequined cowboy hats in virtually every color of the rainbow. Her hat collection is so massive, it takes up an entire room of her house, according to the Miami New Times. “I’ve been wearing them almost 30 years. It’s like a fetish.”
Its nice to see that Wilson has her priorities straight and that her first order of business will be taking care of her fetish. Wilson will undoubtedly be warmly welcomed to the CBC by fellow lunatics   Sanford Bishop, Keith Ellison, Chaka Fattah, Alcee Hastings, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Hank Johnson, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee and Maxine Waters.

She ought to fit right in. 



  1. Very funny, the hat is certainly the least of her problem.

  2. I am curious as to why Ms. Wilson believes she deserves an exception to a 200 year old House rule prohibiting members from wearing hats on the House floor. The late Bella Abzug, prominent Democrat lawyer and Congresswoman, was very well known for her flamboyant hats. Bella followed House rules and life went on. Will political correctness prevail or will Speaker Boehner support House tradition and decline to make an exception for Wilson?

    As an aside, I can hardly wait for new Congressman, Alan West, Conservative Florida Republican, to attend his first Black Caucus meeting, which he has indicated he would attend.

    Tim Scott, a new Conservative Congressman from South Carolina has indicated that he would not be attending any Black Caucus meetings. Both men are outstanding conservatives who happen to be black men and could be leaders in a movement of inclusion for conservative blacks in Congress. They appear to me to be excellent role models for blacks looking for positive political leaders representing conservative values.