by Max Brantley
Noted, the article on which the headline above is based is written by Andy Borowitz, a humorist for New Yorker.
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre today defended his decision to purchase the former congressman Asa Hutchinson, after an outspoken N.R.A. member complained that the organization should be using its funds to buy current congressmen only.
Shortly after Mr. Hutchinson appeared at a press conference in Washington to present the N.R.A.’s plan to arm teachers and other school personnel, N.R.A. dissident Tracy Klugian blasted the purchase of the former Arkansas representative.
“Members of the N.R.A. fork over millions of dollars to this organization,” he said. “That money should be used to buy people who are actually in Congress now, not some has-been like Hutchinson who doesn’t even have a vote anymore.”
Ah, but he may be governor of Arkansas some day. Not that the NRA hasn't already pimped out our legislature sufficiently already.
ON A SERIOUS NOTE: Hutchinson is getting worked over on MSNBC tonight because 1) his security report was based on the work of security consulting firms that could stand to profit in many ways, including in providing the training Hutchinson advocates for in-school security people, including, potentially, trained teachers and administrators, and 2) there were no school officials or women on the 13-member committee that came up with the report.