Watermelon Dan is at it again

Republican Congressperson Dan Burton calls for a Plexiglas shield to be built over the congressional chamber to protect the congresspeople from attack. This is the same guy who carried out the famous and embarrassing reconstruction of Vince Foster’s suicide:

Burton gained attention for re-enacting the alleged crime in his backyard with his own pistol and a pumpkin standing in for Foster’s head. After hearings into Democratic fundraising (see section below) began, a Democratic National Committee staffer appeared in a pumpkin suit with a button that read, “Don’t shoot.”



  1. #1 Jason Thibeault
    June 22, 2009

    What more needs to be said about him than that he’s an antivaxxer?

  2. #2 Azkyroth
    June 22, 2009

    Did I miss a link in the post?

  3. #3 Jason Thibeault
    June 22, 2009

    I’d read this elsewhere before Greg blogged it, didn’t even notice he missed a link. Here’s one from Washington Post. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2009/06/_rep_dan_burton_r-ind.html?wprss=sleuth

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    June 22, 2009

    I didn’t link it because I did not learn this on the internet. Let’s just say sources close to the source. Kinda.

  5. #5 Jason Thibeault
    June 22, 2009

    You mean you can get news in meatspace too?

  6. #6 Greg Laden
    June 22, 2009

    Its amazing. Well, not much, but there is some.

  7. #7 Dan J
    June 23, 2009

    Occasional news from meatspace, but the fact that my car finally gave up doesn’t make headlines.

    So, does Burton want to build a “cone of silence” too? You know; to keep some of those secret conversations really secret. The guy is just a few steps back from reality.