Thursday, June 15, 2006

Do You Know Your Ten Commandments?

Mr. Manifest DestinyTonight, on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed Representative Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia's 8th Congressional District (which is wonderfully gerrymandered, by the way). Mr. Westmoreland is a Republican and a devout Evangelical Christian, and he co-sponsored a bill to have the 10 Commandments publicly displayed in the House of Representatives. When asked why, he stated that the 10 Commandments are a wonderful guide for people who are writing laws & that Congress should publicly recognize them. Then Stephen Colbert nailed him:

"Mr. Congressman, can you please recite the 10 Commandments."

Uh, ummmmm, excuse me?

"Yes, Mr. Congressman, all 10."

Congressman Westmoreland, proud Christian man who stands up for his faith, named about three of the ten, and none of them in order.

BTW, what is the etymology of the name "Westmoreland?" Manifest Destiny?

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