Thursday, September 25, 2008

Paul Kanjorski and Women

From 9/28/2005

News flash to Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.): Hurricane Katrina jokes are not funny.

Last week, the congressman expressed a unique idea to resolve the turmoil of hurricane season involving Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: “I’m thinking of denying [the right of] naming hurricanes in the future with female names, because they seem to be terribly destructive,” Kanjorski told a group of credit-union officers at their annual convention last week.

When his joke left the guests pin-drop quiet, Kanjorski explained: “Looking at our audience here, there seems to be more males than females, so I’m taking the liberty” to make wisecracks. Later, he called this month’s first deadly hurricane “little lady Katrina.” Again, no laughter.

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