The Weekly Ass Clown – Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.)

Posted on November 24, 2012


ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag

This Week’s Ass Clown is ardent Pro-lifer, Mr. Family Values, Serial Philanderer, Physician, and Tea Party Republican Congressman from Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District, Scott DesJarlais.

According to Ass Clown DesJarlais’s House of Representative biography “Scott ran for office because he wanted to bring common sense and hometown, conservative values to Congress.” And, on his personal Web site he mentions, “Abortion – All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life.”

Evidently, Scott DesJarlais’s “conservative values” include six affairs, including with at least two patients, three co-workers and a drug rep, tape recording himself pleading with one of his mistresses to get an abortion, and agreeing to his wife’s two abortions. As the new revelations of DesJarlais supporting his wife’s two abortions came to light this past week, just ten days after winning re-election, DesJarlais said he has no plans to resign.

This is the epitome of hypocrisy! However, I wasn’t sure whether to give DesJarlais the Weekly Ass Clown (or Alpha Dog as Colbert says) distinction or the people of the Fourth Congressional District who re-elected him by a double-digit margin after the tape of him pressuring his first mistress to get an abortion came to light. Although, most of those folks who voted for him probably exclusively watch Fox News (the RWNJ echo-chamber) so there is a good possibility they never heard of DesJarlais’s vile behavior.

Well done, Ass Clown DesJarlais! Well done, voters of the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee!