Published On: Sat, Apr 3rd, 2010

How did Admiral Willard not bust out laughing?

I have to give Adm. Robert Willard all the credit in the work for exhibiting self-control and professionalism when Congressman Hank Johnson said, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”

I think I would of lost it.
This is of course occurred while the Congressman was questioning the admiral over the proposed moving of 8000 Marines to Guam during a recent congressional hearing.
Johnson has said he was joking, he was using a metaphor, and some have claimed it was just hyperbole.
I’ve watched the video numerous times and have come to the conclusion that it was neither a joke or a metaphor, but he was dead on serious. Even after the Guam gaffe, he went on to talk of the environment as if nothing happened.
Even his questions and delivery prior to the gaffe were questionble, essentially going over the measurements of the island with the admiral, almost in a stupor.
I understand the man is afflicted with hepatitis C which may have an affect on his thinking, but my question to the people of Lithonia is, are you sure you want to vote this man into congress who has the power to vote on legislation that could create policy and law that could last our lifetimes?
Is he really up to the task?
Here’s the video clip in case you are one of the ten people on the planet who hasn’t seen it:
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