Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Close Enough for Government Work

There’s a pro-Ten Commandments movement afoot within Congress these days, and Congressman Lynn Westmoreland is at the heart of it.

Westmoreland, a Republican from Georgia, recently co-sponsored a House bill that would require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

This Warrior for Christ believes that the Ten Commandments are the foundation for all that is good and right with America, and wants to reinforce its principals every chance he gets.

Yet, when speaking about his crusade on “The Colbert Report,” how many of the Ten Commandments could Westmoreland actually name?

A. Nine
B. Seven
C. Five
D. Three

D. Three.

Said Westmoreland: “Ummm. Don’t murder. Don’t lie. Don’t steal. Ummm…I can’t name them all.”

Which is perhaps why Westmoreland needs the commandments displayed in the House — so he can remember what they are for fear that he might begin worshiping false idols and coveting his neighboring Congressman’s wife.


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