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September 23, 2014

‘Nekkid’ vs. ‘Naked’: Alan Simpson Explains the Difference

“If you’re naked, you don’t have any clothes on, but if you’re nekkid you don’t have any clothes on but you’re up to something.”

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., explained the distinction in a phone interview with the Des Moines Register Monday.  The 82-year-old reportedly answered the phone and had to leave for a moment because he said he was “stark nekkid.”

‘Nekkid’ vs. ‘Naked’: Alan Simpson Explains the Difference

Simpson, up to something? (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo.)

Simpson spoke with the Des Moines Register ahead of a speech at Simpson College in Iowa Thursday night.

The interview also covered the Republican’s support of same-sex marriage, his critiques of the Iowa caucuses, why he admires Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the importance of the federal debt and why “extremists” caused Republicans to lose control of the Senate.

Simpson retired from the Senate in 1996 after serving three terms and is known for his role in the the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles plan for deficit reduction.

 

 

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  • John Martin

    Those lines were stolen/plagiarized from Georgia writer and columnist Lewis Grizzard who used them 20 or so years ago in one of his many monologues.

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