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August 25, 2010

Funny Stuff: Congressman Brainstorms Excuses For Not Holding Town Halls

Clint Howard, longtime character actor who most frequently appears in brother Ron's movies, turns out to be a conservative. He is extending the Clint Howard Hypothesis -- no matter what you're watching, there is an even 10% chance Clint Howard will appear in it -- to politics.

Clint Howard told TheDC that he got involved with the project when an acquaintance of his, Eric Peterkofsky, approached him with the idea. This is something that is right in my wheelhouse, both as an actor and as a conservative minded citizen, Howard said. Id been looking for opportunities to do something like this and when it come up it seemed like a no brainer.

Howard has no illusions of grandeur. According to him, celebrities who get too heavily involved in political activism can become tiresome. He hopes to avoid this pitfall and act soley as a concerned American.

I understand that show business people can wear the public a bit thin when it comes to politics. I know they wear me thin, Howard said. Im not a policy wonk and I dont dream of being a political operative. My goal as a citizen is to do what I can to help the causes that I personally believe in. To me, it is the same as walking the precinct.

Ad from Heritage Action for America below.

It's a good ad. It's funny. And it gets at what is probably the biggest issue on the ballot this November that no one but conservatives talk about-- Is this still a democracy? Who's working for whom in this relationship? Who does whose bidding?

That is not only an important question as an intellectual, foundational matter, but it is the source of a great deal of the emotion this cycle. It's good someone is hitting this.

Oh! Bonus! Congressmen started skipping out on those last summer. They're still doing it, of course, but it was most prominent a year ago.

It's good to have the reminder. People were angry then, but anger cools. It needs to be stoked.

Another Bonus: I always wondered if this was Clint Howard, and some guy with a made-up name on the internet says it is, so that's good enough for me.

Gentlemen! Have some tronya. I hope you relish it as much as me.

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