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September 21, 2014

Vance McAllister’s Dalliance With the English Language

Sure, he’s canoodler-in-chief NOW. But just a few short months ago, Rep. Vance McAllister was just another tongue-tied candidate spewing out muddled policy positions on social media.

Just days before the special election that would help bring the lip-locking Louisiana Republican to Washington, McAllister hit his Facebook flock with this doozy of a diatribe (mis)spelling out his positions on family, the Affordable Care Act, immigration and the federal budget.

Vance McAllisters Dalliance With the English Language

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Somewhere in the middle of that 340-odd word, run-on sentence (Grammar police, ho!) McAllister demands that the undocumented get with the program already and learn to “read, write, and speak English.”

Eschewing punctuation, however, does not appear to be a deal breaker in McAllisterland.

Online detractors, meanwhile, have a few choice words of their own for Capitol Hill’s cheater du jour:

Vance McAllisters Dalliance With the English Language

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Confidence is low any of these critiques will reach McAllister anytime soon, given that the embattled pol has effectively ducked out on everyone.

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  • J. Cohn

    I was at a fundraiser with this guy and he started talking about NASCAR racing. I told him i had been to Talladega upon which he said it was his favorite racetrack. He said he loved being in the in-field, because since the track was so big, and it took the cars a while to come back into sight, when they passed he could turn around with his binoculars acting like he was looking for the cars, but instead look at all the, ahem, things that rhyme with “fitties.” Class act all the way.

  • Five Guyz

    Since people tend to wish that challenges be dealt with in a visible structured manner, centralized planning and control can be appealing.

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