- In a recent speech, Florida Representative (R) Allen West told President Obama and others to "get the hell out of the United States of America." (With such well-thought-out arguments, who needs Thomas Payne?)
- Tennessee State Representative Curry Todd (R) was pulled over in October on suspicion of driving under the influence. The former policeman not only refused a breath test after failing a roadside sobriety test, he had a fully-loaded .38 in his possession at the time. Tennessee state law requires drivers who refuse breath tests to surrender their drivers licenses for one year, but this lawmaker seems to think he's above the law: more than four months after the traffic stop, he still has yet to surrender his license. The case is currently in the hands of a grand jury.
- Michigan State Representative Bob Genetski (R) was arrested for impaired driving on January 20th. When he failed a field sobriety test, he too refused a breath test.
- Georgia State Rep Kip Smith (R), author of a bill that would require welfare and unemployment benefit recipients to submit to drug testing, was also charged with DUI after running a red light in January. During his arrest, Smith changed his story several times, failed a field sobriety test, and objected to taking a breathalyzer until being told that to do so would result in an automatic arrest. (Apparently January was a rough month for politicians.)
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