Remember when John Lennon told a British journalist that he thought the Beatles were bigger than Jesus? True or not, it was probably a stupid thing to say -- and he only pissed off Christians.
It seems as though an Arizona congressman may have caught his own case of foot-in-mouth-disease in an interview with 92.3 (KTAR).
Congressman John Shadegg seems to think that the healthcare reform debate is bigger than 9/11.
"I think this is, probably, in terms of legislation affecting the lives of average Americans, the single most important moment in our lifetime," Shadegg said. "More so than anything else that I can remember. Certainly more so than the impeachment of President Clinton or even 9-11, and the decision to go to war, because this affects the healthcare of every single American."
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Has the congressman been in an airport, or to a sporting event, or just about anywhere in the entire world since 9/11? If so, he might notice that things have changed just a wee bit.
Two words for Mr. Shadegg -- Patriot Act.
A call to Shadegg's Phoenix office was not immediately returned this morning.