Devoutest Congressman doesn’t know the Ten Commandments

Wonderful post on Boing Boing…

In this video, Stephen Colbert nails Georgia Representative Lynn Westmoreland, a Congressman who’s co-sponsored a bill to require the display of the Ten Commandments in the House of Reps and the Senate. After bantering with Westmoreland for a couple minutes, Colbert says, “What are the Ten Commandments?”

Stephen Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?

Lynn Westmoreland: What are all of them?

SC: Yes.

LW: You want me to name them all?

SC: Yes.

LW: Uhhh.

LW: Ummmm. Don’t murder. Don’t lie. Don’t steal. Ummmmm.

LW: I can’t name them all.

You just have to see the video. The bantering before the exchange I’ve quoted is, in a way, even better — especially when you know what’s coming. Truly, you couldn’t make this stuff up. Thanks to Cory for posting it.

Later… I’ve been reading the comments on the YouTube page…

One says ” I’m from the UK and don’t know this person, but is he REALLY in CONGRESS?? This has got to be a hoax, surely?” To which someone else replies, “Oh no my friend, rest assured, his congressmanfulship is all too real. Welcome to the american political system.”