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Congressman David Wu Has a Tiger Problem
New York Magazine ^ | 02/24/2011

Posted on 02/24/2011 3:07:16 PM PST by FreeAtlanta

Seven-term Democratic representative David Wu is being asked to step down, after sending a picture of himself in a tiger costume to his staff. But it's not just the tiger pic - seven staff members resigned after the 2010 election season, in which Wu exhibited some bizarre office behavior. On Tuesday, Wu appeared on Good Morning America to address it all. First off, the tiger costume: It was just ......posted using frpa


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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: crazy; davidwu; democrat; democrats; liberals; nuts; progressives; wu
hmmm, You don't have to be crazy to be a Democrat, but it helps.
1 posted on 02/24/2011 3:07:19 PM PST by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

How can anyone take him seriously after that? Idiot.


2 posted on 02/24/2011 3:09:28 PM PST by Monkey Face (Now accepting donations [chocolate or monetary] for 'Face's Chocolate Anti-Depressant Fund.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
. . . and this is suddenly a problem for a Democrat?

It ain't the costume, it's the crazy.

In both cases.

3 posted on 02/24/2011 3:10:14 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: FreeAtlanta

It’s clear he’s had some sort of neurological thing going on for a while.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 3:12:22 PM PST by socalgop
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To: FreeAtlanta
You don't have to be crazy to be a Democrat, but it helps.
Sorry, but idiocy knows no boundaries.
(MY congressman no less.)

5 posted on 02/24/2011 3:12:45 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I’m amazed that at the very beginning they actually come out and identify him as a Democrat. It’s just not done. So gauche. Somebody just might get fired.


6 posted on 02/24/2011 3:13:49 PM PST by all the best
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To: FreeAtlanta
I don't see any problem with it. Taking idiotic photo-ops of themselves in goofy costumes is pretty much on-par for liberal politicians. I think the tiger outfit suits him. In fact, I would encourage Congressman Wu to show up for work in the tiger outfit and show it off on the House floor to his colleagues. He could get some nice airtime on C-SPAN.
7 posted on 02/24/2011 3:14:56 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

That our Congress

8 posted on 02/24/2011 3:18:41 PM PST by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Perhaps it’s an ethnic thing. Tigers are big in China. Next thing you know, he’ll be showing up at the House in a dragon suit.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 3:19:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BillyBoy

Wu is a Hu?*

* Ya gotta know a little bit of Mandarin.


10 posted on 02/24/2011 3:21:45 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I know several incredibly different names that use the same character as WU.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 3:28:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: FreeAtlanta

Looks like their pitching Wu.


12 posted on 02/24/2011 3:38:05 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: muawiyah

“I know several incredibly different names that use the same character as WU.”

Yup! Rising inflection, lowering inflection, higher pitch. lower pitch,,,, Mandarin, and other Chinese dialects can be tough.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 3:44:56 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Poor Wu, with all the catty comments.


14 posted on 02/24/2011 3:55:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: FreeAtlanta

The show, “My Strange Addiction,” did an episode on people who like to dress up in animal constumes, as well as people who liked to eat toilet paper, sofa cushions, and pottery.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 3:57:44 PM PST by goldi (')
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To: FreeAtlanta

Who?


16 posted on 02/24/2011 4:07:58 PM PST by crz
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To: goldi

17 posted on 02/24/2011 4:08:50 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Not just that ~ different Chinese languages will use different base sounds to which are added all that ~ and as I’ve said before, they are different languages.


18 posted on 02/24/2011 4:14:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: oh8eleven

What’s the problem? It’s his voting record that matters. Maybe he can get extra benefits or a committee chair through the ADA.


19 posted on 02/24/2011 4:15:38 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: BigEdLB

That’s not a person dressed up as a tiger — that’s a picture of a real tiger.


20 posted on 02/24/2011 4:16:22 PM PST by goldi (')
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To: FreeAtlanta
I always liked this song, but found the furry animal costumes in the video slightly disturbing:

Cake - "The Distance"

21 posted on 02/24/2011 4:17:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Monkey Face
I really don't see the big deal. He dressed up to play with his kids, according to the article. Maybe he shouldn't have sent the photo to the staff. But some staff may have been with him awhile etc. Now there is a problem with ten staff members jumping ship after the last election, but there is no mention of his behavior to let us know what his mental state was. Hey, I lived in New Orleans almost my entire life. You want to see pics. of people dressed up? Congress is important but don't we hate the pompous ass “Hey look how important I am type” of Congresscritter. The Louisiana delegation has a carnival ball every year and they dress up for it. At least he has a sense of humor.
Flame away.
22 posted on 02/24/2011 4:18:10 PM PST by prof.h.mandingo
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To: FreeAtlanta
First off, the tiger costume: It was just Wu dressing up to play with his kids, and he admits it was "unprofessional and inappropriate" to send to his staff.

I don't see the problem. If he was dressing up as a tiger to play with his kids, and took a picture of the scene and sent to his staff, who cares? I'd have to say the incident indicates he's kind of a fun loving guy, nothing more. Maybe there's more to it. But generally, I have more respect for grown men that are willing to put on an innocent costume and be photographed.

23 posted on 02/24/2011 4:21:35 PM PST by Minn
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To: FreeAtlanta

Are you with me Doctor Wu?


24 posted on 02/24/2011 4:23:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: prof.h.mandingo

Whatever. Life is too short to dance with ugly men.


25 posted on 02/24/2011 4:28:22 PM PST by Monkey Face (Now accepting donations [chocolate or monetary] for 'Face's Chocolate Anti-Depressant Fund.)
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To: Steamburg
What’s the problem? It’s his voting record that matters.
Maybe he can get extra benefits or a committee chair through the ADA.

Ah, you do know who that is, don't you?
26 posted on 02/24/2011 4:50:26 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: prof.h.mandingo

I live in Las Vegas. Nowhere else in the world can show me a person “dressed up for his kids” like Las Vegas can. Folks here dress up. For anything. For anyone.

No flames here...just a caution: In this day and age of electronic messaging, one should contemplate the wisdom of posting a personal photo. The photo would be better off kept in a personal file.


27 posted on 02/24/2011 5:23:18 PM PST by Monkey Face (Now accepting donations [chocolate or monetary] for 'Face's Chocolate Anti-Depressant Fund.)
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