From the Boxer Buffle to the Barney Shuffle

David Zucker — he of “Airplane,” “Naked Gun,” “Naked Gun 2.5,” “Scary Movie 3,” “Scary Movie 4,” and “An American Carol” — immortalizes what might be the only memorable statement Barbara Boxer ever made.
Zucker unfurls a few good lines of his own: “Hasn’t Senator Boxer worked hard enough? Maybe it’s time to give her a rest…We’ve called her ‘Senator’ for nearly 20 years. It’s time to call her ma’am again.”
Speaking in his own name and noting that Boxer has yet to apologize for her boorish behavior with General Walsh, Zucker offers the video up as penance for his past support of Boxer: “Let this video be my apology. Every time I see the public record listing my campaign contribution to Boxer — I wince. I mean, we all have things we’ve done in the past that we’re embarrassed about, but I’d rather have my being restricted to 100 yards away from elementary schools be public knowledge than that $5,000 Boxer campaign contribution.”

And Sean Bielat puts a few of Barney Frank’s most memorable statements to their highest and best use.


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