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Brooks v. Brewer

Early yesterday MSNBC news anchor Contessa Brewer interviewed U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL). Several minutes into the interview, they clashed over the debt ceiling:

To see the entire interview, go here.

Brewer tried to explain to Rep. Brooks that we were “reverting into a depression” if President Obama and Congress hadn’t come to “save the day” with their bailouts. Naturally, Rep. Brooks disagreed on this, causing Brewer (who probably didn’t look up his background beforehand) to stop her important educational lecture to ask if he had an economic degree. (Because, you know, if he didn’t he wouldn’t be as qualified as a news anchor to talk about economics.)

Rep. Brooks’ response was “Yes ma’am, I do. Highest honor.” According to Rep. Brooks’ congressional biography, he “graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.”

Usually U.S. Representatives with an economic, political science and law degree are more qualified than an random news anchor in, well, economics, political science and law. Sometimes we don’t realize that they are more qualified, or forget it entirely.

To God be the glory,
~R.E.

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One comment on “Brooks v. Brewer

  1. I heard that clip over the radio. I love his response. So awesome.

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