Oh, what fun!
GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert told a conservative talk show host earlier this week that having Nancy Pelosi’s face on golf balls would put “oomph” into your game, and joked with the host that he would help him find a sleeve of Pelosi-stamped balls.
Earlier this week, Politico reported that a fundraiser attended by House Speaker John Boehner had featured golf balls with Pelosi’s face stamped on them. After Boehner’s office denied the story, Politico retracted the claim.
Goehmert, however, appears not to have heard about the retraction. Here’s the exchange he had with conservative host Lars Larson on Tuesday:
LARSON: My producer is from Ohio. He noticed that John Boehner was apparently using Nancy Pelosi golf balls at a recent fundraiser, and my producer wants to get a whole sleeve of those things. He thinks it might make him hit better.
GOHMERT: [laughs] I’ll bet you it’ll put a little extra oomph in it. No kidding, yeah. Well, I’ll have to check on that. I’ll have to see where we get those.
The exchange was first flagged by TruthTicker.com, which posted audio:
Larson, the host, confirmed the exchange to me and happily sent me his own audio copy of it. A Gohmert spokesperson didn’t immediately answer an email for comment.
Gohmert is not known for exhibiting taste or restraint. He has said that the “Senate leadership cannot find their rear with both hands,” has opined that Obama’s allegiance is to “Islamic states,”and has insisted that God would not “smile” on anyone who doesn’t allow debate on a Balanced Budget Amendment.
As for Gohmert's claim that Pelosi’s face on golf balls would put some energy into your golf game, the good Congressman was surely joking, and such stuff is par for the course on conservative radio. But in a way, that’s what makes it so sad.