Saturday, April 03, 2010

Rep. Hank Johnson: Guam Could Tip Over

Representative Hank Johnson (Democrat-Georgia) is a sick man. He has been battling Hepatitis C and press reports indicate that his medicine has taken him off his A-game. Apparently, the medicine has also harmed his ability to comprehend physical geography. During a discussion with Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the United States Navy's Pacific Fleet, Johnson declared his fear that an extra 8,000 service members stationed on Guam would cause the island to flip over.

This fear of course, is complete unfounded. Since Guam is an island and not a floating pile of dirt it is connected to the Earth's crust. Guam is more or less the top of a mountain whose base is underwater. It cannot capsize.


George said...

What an idiot to think an island would capsize like a ship,
Anyway, small as it is, Guam is still six times the size of Manhattan Island.

Anonymous said...

On Representative Johnson's website he released this statement:

"The subtle humor of this obviously metaphorical reference to a ship capsizing illustrated my concern about the impact of the planned military buildup on this small tropical island."

Take from that what you will, I suppose.