A Better Way Wu Could Have Resigned
With the debt ceiling crisis over and done with (for now), Representative David Wu (D-Oregon) finally resigned from his position. Facing allegations of inappropriate sexual relations with a former staffer’s daughter, Wu said on July 26 that he would resign following the conclusion of the debt ceiling crisis, and after 24 hours of keeping everyone on their heels, he finally sent in the papers.
Although, I think Wu should have utilized that tiger costume more to his advantage. After all, the debt ceiling compromise is the latest example of halted progress, as the compromise gets the country far enough to not think about the debt ceiling problem, at least for a little bit. The tiger costume would have not only let Wu resign with a bang, but might have encouraged the rest of Congress to get a few more things done. Hey, if REALLY solving the debt ceiling crisis gets rid of this strange dude in a tiger suit, then let’s do it! I present a hypothetical of how more could have gotten done with Wu in his infamous tiger suit.
Male tigers are generally intolerant of other males within their territory. Considering that Congress is 82 percent male, Wu needs to stake some territory and act intolerantly toward the other Congressman. I don’t mean his Congressional office, but a bill or legislative committee, preferably the new legislative committee that will have the job of developing a broader plan to control the government’s debt. Wu needs to in the costume, in the room, controlling the scene and the agenda, much like a tiger. Wu did say that he would resign once the debt ceiling crisis is resolved. Arguably, it has not been resolved and desperate times call for desperate measures.
Tigers also roar for both aggressive and non-aggressive reasons, so whenever Wu has to be in another committee meeting, or attending one of those something-or-anothers on C-Span, Wu can roar at random times during the speeches of random Congressmen and women. This would not only get more of America to watch C-Span and care about what our government is doing (since there would be so much to see and to maybe see), but it would get our Congress riled up like how the British parliament did over the News of the World scandal. I think it particularly best if Wu roared during a speech by Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), just for sake of proving if McConnell is part turtle. If McConnell retracts in any way: Bingo. If he does not, it would at least be entertaining to see the gentletiger from Oregon escorted out by security.Continued on the next page