Thursday, February 14, 2008
Kung Fu Congressman
Jesse Jackson Jr.
Well, after dumping a ton of weight, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., (D) Illinois, has reshaped himself into a dedicated Kung Fu practitioner. According to published reports, he has a tattoo with kanji that says "mind, body spirit", and has threatened to use his skills during a congressional skirmish.
Apparently during a debate on the floor of the house, an un-named Democrat stated "Republicans can't be trusted", To which Republican Lee Terry (pictured below) of Nebraska said "shut up". Allegedly, Jackson responded with "F-U"...
Lee Terry and Jesse Jackson in their sparring gear
As Terry was making his way across the floor, he told Jackson to get out of the way, and Jackson responded by asking Terry to step outside and settle it. As reported in the Washington Post:
"The consensus in Washington is that Jackson would have whupped Terry's butt. "It would have been Bruce Lee vs. Pillsbury Dough Boy," one congressional aide told the Post."
For a slide show of Jackson, his instructor and fellow students in action, check out this slide show, it's pretty good!