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Today's "...and the horse you rode in on" Honesty in Politics Award

"I think you're an asshole."

-- The last sentence of a letter from Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) to a constituent in her southeast Missouri district.

366478-319495-thumbnail.jpgEmerson told the Associated Press that she "can't explain how the offensive language made it into the last line of the letter," but perhaps the piece de resistance is that the seven-lettered epithet came with a chaser that even Emily Post would approve of:  an apology for the lateness of her response.   And in so doing, she earns enshrinement in this blog's Poets, Priests and Politicians.

Toastmaster's Note:  This Refreshingly Honest Moment came courtesy of Wonkette, a must-read for Poke-in-the-Eye politics!  Link here.


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