August 3, 2015
Jim Goad goes to Stone Mountain
Jim Goad writes:
To my immense delight—seriously, it was like a teenage girl learning that Justin Bieber had suddenly shown up—I was informed that the tall black dude in sunglasses and checkered bucket hat was Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson, infamous for publicly wondering whether Guam would capsize if the US were to send too many Marines to the island. I have been brutally unkind to Johnson in the past. In fact, the only time I’ve voted in over ten years was in a local election for whomever was running against Hank Johnson, because I thought it was criminal that a man of his meager intellect should be in the US Congress.
Everyone at the event who was aware of Johnson’s presence—as well as all of my friends after being informed of it—made the same joke about whether Johnson was worried if the parking lot might capsize.