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Rep. John Conyers holds hearing for Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to hear him

May 14, 2009 |  3:08 pm

Yes, sure, Democratic Rep. John Conyers is alleged to be from Michigan. But, seriously, what planet do these folks come from?

Watch this amazing video below that we came across from the House Judiciary Committee hearing this morning.

First off, what's Congressman Conyers chewing so much? It wasn't lunch time. But, more importantly, this is what's considered dialogue on Capitol Hill?

This is how members of the legislative branch communicate with members of the executive branch of President Barack Obama, in this case Attorney General Eric Holder?

No wonder the AG looks so flummoxed. Anybody did this in the real world and the HR folks would be stopping by.

Good thing the Democrats control Capitol Hill and the White House. Otherwise, we might have some real  communications challenges going on within our federal government.

BTW, as a sign of unity with other hard-pressed Americans in these difficult economic times, Congress gave itself a $4,700 raise this winter. Helps stimulate their economy. And as you can see from this video, the country is sure getting its extra money's worth.

(UPDATE: A loyal Ticket reader calls our attention to another hearing video, this one of Rep. Conyers' wife, Monica, a member of the Detroit City Council and third in line to the mayor's office, during a recent council exchange that is, uh, more lively than her husband's. We'll add that one to the stack below.

(Wonder who gets to talk at the Conyers' dinner table.)

-- Andrew Malcolm

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