Lei’ing down the line in Congress on health insurance reform

Which came first, the political insult with the lei or the political insult about the lei?  In a segment called “The Men Who Stare at Votes,” Jon Stewart took Rep. Michele Bachmann to task for her comment about a Hawaiian couple who came to Washington to help stop the health insurance reform bill:

“Last Friday a couple from Hawaii decided the time was so short they needed to get on a plane [to] come to Washington to beg their representative to vote no. They brought me this beautiful, precious lei, and I am reminded that the one who created this lei also created our freedom.”

To which Stewart quipped, “Our freedom was created by some lady at the Honolulu International Airport?” The section starts at 2:11 in the video below:

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Paradise is injected everywhere in our lives and is no stranger to Congress or comedians, especially Stewart.

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Posted on November 10, 2009
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