Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Schmuck Alert: Shiny Wing-Tip

Usually I save my Schmuck Alerts for those caught accosting TV photogs, but in the case of Colorado State Representative Douglas Bruce, I'm making an exception. Seems the incoming blowhard takes great umbrage at having his picture snapped - at least with his head bowed. The former County Commisioner (read: "kra-zee") was about to be sworn into office when a fellow lawmaker commenced with an opening prayer. At Bruce's feet, newspaper photographer Javier Manzano did what newspaper photographers are prone to do: he (GASP!) took a picture. Incensed that his image had been captured during such a reverent time, the fully-grown Republican made like a three year old and kicked the offending photog in protest. Shortly after, Representative Bruce held his breath. spun in circles and demanded a fresher juicy-cup. Okay, I made that last sentence up, but the fact of the matter is this clown's been elected to public office. As sometimes happens, an increased constituency tends to rot the frontal lobe of some electees. While Mr. Bruce isn't the first politician to go jack-ass, most do wait until they're at least sworn-in. To the politico's defense, he claimed the photographer's camera noise was disturbing the public prayer - much like a childish strike of a shiny wing-tip might do to an otherwise uneventful ceremony. See ya on the Today Show...Schmuck!

7 comments:

Corporate Management said...

That was just insane. Not just the kicking, but the defiant attitude about the whole thing. Then, to top it off, a threat that more kicks are on deck if anyone messes with him.

Who elects people like this?

Amanda said...

Corporate, two words is all you need to know to answer that question - Colorado Springs

Weaver said...

What an ass! And the kicking incident is just the tip of the iceberg apparently!

EL-GUAPO said...

When does the day come that we can set the gear down and hit back? When we get the go-ahead on that, let me know...I'll get by brass knuckles on.

Duff said...

I say kick back. I once got shot in the groin, point blank, while paintballing. I kicked the guy, as he wasn't supposed to fire at me, only to find out that under the mask was a 12 year old kid. His camp counselor got pissed at me and they ejected me from the place. Still, age aside, it was a satisfying kick.

Anonymous said...

Dear God,

Please forgive me for all my sins and the sin I'm about to commit.


Amen

Anonymous said...

Yes, way to go Mr. Bruce! Let's pray and in that hypocrisy kick someone! Makes a good name for us Christians.

He could have stopped praying and waved the photographer off with his hand.

His actions speak louder than any words he says, in the past and definitely in the future at this point.