Hank Johnson Proves He’s Smarter Than You Think

No, seriously. Listen to what starts out as an attempt at ambush humor get upended by a man who can clearly think on his feet.

H/T to world-famous hipster Jason Pye, who allowed me to steal this from his twitter feed.

That is all.


  1. seenbetrdayz says:

    Can’t stand him, but I’ll give respect where it’s due. He flipped that faster than the island of Guam when too many troops go on shore-leave.

  2. Daddy Got A Gun says:

    Bravo Rep. Johnson. That was a great response to an a-hole’s question. There were many ways where the response could have gone wrong and Rep. Johnson threaded the needle very well.

    I hate ambush interviews whether its from my side or from the state owned media. It’s a form of bullying that shouldn’t be condoned regardless of the target.

    Its good seeing someone battling Hep. C doing well and seemingly thriving. Many of the people I know with the disease aren’t doing so well. His story about living beyond the diagnosis is pretty inspirational.

    Here’s a blurb from the AJC about how the disease kick started his political life:

    “When he was first diagnosed 11 years ago, Johnson said, his doctor gave him 20 years to live.
    “I determined that if I only had 20 years to live, I am going to do everything I wanted to do in life,” he said. Johnson said he got his financial affairs in order, saved some money for his family and then ran for DeKalb County Commission, serving two terms beginning in 2000. When he had the opportunity to run against former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney for the 4th Congressional District seat, he decided to do so…… “The final goal I had was to be a congressman,” he said.

  3. hpb1 says:

    Was listening to The Regular Guys when they played the bit. Hilarious…

    Loosen up people. It was hilarious live and in context.

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