Skip to comments.Rep. Harold Ford Jr. Wins Today’s DICK Award
Posted on 10/07/2006 11:55:30 AM PDT by RogerFGay
Washington DC Oct. 7, 2006: Todays winner of the Deceptively Inept Congressional Kingdom award (DICK), which honors those who put the con in congress, goes to Tennessee Representative Harold Ford, Jr.
Congressman Ford exemplifies the qualities were looking for in a DICK, said DICK Chairman Stan Neibaum. Representative Ford, for going around saying hes a lawyer when in fact he does have a law degree but has never even passed the BAR exam has made him a major DICK contender for a long time.
Its not necessarily about breaking the law, Neibaum continued after being asked to further explain the DICK award criteria. Its about the ability to be deceptive, whether its illegal or merely morally or ethically questionable, or to be a breathtakingly panderous flip-flopper all while still being able to get a good nights sleep that scores high on the DICK-meter.
DICKs have been given out daily by the awards committee since the first DICK went to Senator Ted Kennedy five years ago today. There is no end in sight to recipients of the honor, and there are plenty of statuettes in the store room which have yet to be handed out.
Fortunately, it looks as though well never run out of DICKs, said Neibaum.
Past DICK recipients include John Kerry, Randall Duke Cunningham, Robert Ney, William Jefferson, Hillary Clinton, Mark Foley, and Barney Frank, though the latter has never actually won the award but for some reason insisted on being included on the list.
Another winner will be announced tomorrow.
That's why I decided to post ... I thought that was pretty funny myself.
No surprises here since Ford was a quota black at the U. of Michigan Law School.
His daddy used to say that he had an 'MS degree from Vanderbilt' in Nashville....when in reality what he had was a degree in Mortuary Science from George Peabody College which has reciprocal campus privleges with Vanderbilt....the apple doesnt fall far from the tree
He was censured once I think, and definitely lost his position as head of a Ways and Means subcommittee due to a scandal.
Ford Sr. never made it to the chairman of the Ways and Means committee. The Republicans took over in 94 and the congressman retired and gave Jr. his position.
Is this named in honor of former house "member" Dick Gephardt (D-MO), or the infamous Dick Swett (D-NH)?
>> No surprises here since Ford was a quota black at the U. of Michigan Law School. <<
That's horrible! Just because he was a black man from U of Michigan, you PRESUME he HAD to be a quota black! No way could a black man actually get into U Michigan on his own merits, No, he had to be there just because of Affirmative Action! You racist!
I'm sure if Ford were here right now, he'd sock you in the jaw for insinuating that he needed racial set-asides. Right, Ford? Right? Rep. Ford? Congressman???
[I hope you forgive me calling you a racist to make a rhetorical point. :^)]
Ford is the perfect "dick".
This is hysterically funny...
Its about the ability to be deceptive, whether its illegal or merely morally or ethically questionable, or to be a breathtakingly panderous flip-flopper all while still being able to get a good nights sleep that scores high on the DICK-meter.
It's a simple matter of definitions. If he graduated from a law school, he is a lawyer. If he never passed a bar exam he is an unlicensed lawyer.
Am I right or wrong?
That's a riot.
affirmative action at its finest....it is understandable that he won a dickhead award... all lib/dems seem to wear that title at some point in time!!!
Another recipient of the DICK award but not mentioned is DICK Durbin...
Heh ... good one!