Tag Archives: David Weprin

Bob Turner Awkwardly Sworn Into Congress

15 Sep

After shocking the political world by winning the congressional election in the heavily democratic 9th district of New York and leaving the Democrats soul-searching, Republican Bob Turner had a bit of an awkward first moment in Congress.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Charles Rangel (D-NY) introduced Turner who then took to the podium and began speaking right away.

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker, thank you, Congressman Rangel, thank you, Congressman King,” Turner began.

But Speaker of the House John Boehner had not officially recognized Turner and interrupted, “The gentleman, the gentleman from New York, Mr. Turner, is recognized.”

Turner paused before continuing, “Thank you Mr. Speaker … now?” There was laughter throughout the chamber. The excitment begins at the three-minute mark.

David Weprin Dancing

9 Sep

If you’re running for political office, you should never dance. Unless you’re Barack Obama and really good at busting a move. David Weprin is not Barack Obama. He’s running for disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner‘s seat in the heavily Democratic 9th district of New York. And he’s losing to Republican Bob Turner by six points, as the race enters its final days! This was supposed to be a slam dunk and Weprin’s blowing it (stupid TV ads aren’t helping his case). Then, video of Weprin dancing appeared online today. The kiss of death! It’s bad, really bad.

Politicians have had this happen before. It hasn’t been pretty. Here are some of the worst.

1. Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen (D)

2. Vice President-elect Al Gore (D)

3. President George W. Bush (R)

4. President Barack Obama (D): Snoop Dogg is always a bad idea for politicians.

5. Russian Prime Minister Boris Yeltsin

6. DC Mayor Vince Gray (D) and others: Mayor for life Marion Barry looks like he just came from baseball practice.

7. Ex-DC Mayor Marion Barry (D):

8. Al Sharpton (D): 

9. Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein: 

10. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ): 

Bonus: Oregon Legislature (Yes, this bipartisan effort “rick rolls” the legislative process )

Bonus: Australian Representative Mary Jo Fisher