Jim Bunning... Does New Funny Jim Bunning Things


Mark your calendars for the year 2010 everyone, because there's going to be at least one 2006-George-Allen-level comedic midterm race. Baseball pitcher Sen. Jim Bunning is running for reelection in Kentucky and will lose,loudly. Bunning resurfaced in the media recently for telling a pancreatic cancer-stricken Ruth Bader Ginsburg that she should go die alone, soon. Now Bunning has run into some local Kentucky trouble by snapping at some reporter who asked about his internal poll results, which wouldn't be a problem in and of itself (MSM lies anyway etc etc) except that he used the word "goddamn," which to Kentuckians is more appalling than raping 40 young children and a grandma.

Bunning recently conducted an internal poll to gauge his reelection chances and then held a conference call with reporters, one of whom inexplicably had this bizarre desire to ask Bunning about the results of his recently conducted internal poll to gauge his reelection chances.

To Bunning, this was just one more reporter lookin' for a con sarn handout:

Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., has conducted a poll on his 2010 bid for election to a third term, but he isn't making the results public.

"Let's say I did the polling," the senator told reporters on a conference call this morning.

What does that mean?

"That means it's none of your g--d--- business," Bunning said, who then followed up with a laugh. "If you paid the 20 grand for the poll, you can get some information out of it."

So yeah, he's losing by 70 points.

Keep in mind that the Louisville Courier-Journal doesn't censor the word "goddamn" by accident. It's a word that is censored in all Kentucky media because, oh we don't know, maybe it's the worst imaginable fucking word a human can say?

Predictably, Bunning swiftly issued an apology. Not to the reporter, whom he treated very rudely, but to Jesus:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning has apologized for using profanity in his weekly conference call with reporters on Tuesday. [...]

He released a statement on Wednesday that said: "I am sorry for taking the Lord's name in vain. After 59 years of dealing with the media, sometimes they get under your skin, but that is no excuse."

Ha ha he's going to Hell.

Bunning keeps poll results to himself [Courier-Journal]

Bunning apologizes for cursing [AP/WZTV Nashville]

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