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U.S. SENATOR JIM DEMINT NEEDS A NEW NAME FOR HIS ENEMA … ER ENEMY

FITSNews – October 19, 2007 – You know, every time we see a news story about U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) railing against “secret back door earmarks,” we can’t help but chuckle a little bit. Like his buddy Mitt Romney (pictured above, presumably probing for them), we admire DeMint’s fiscal conservatism, but that’s about it.

And sure, we know what a “secret backdoor earmark” is (at least we think we do), but if you’re a notoriously out-of-touch robot like DeMint, it’s probably not the best idea to try to sell an insider issue with insider speak, especially if it’s a term that most people will immediately suspect has something to do with you listening to their anus.

To put it another way, if you’re headed to a college football game tomorrow (like us), we wouldn’t recommend going up to a complete stranger and saying “May I share some information on backdoor earmarks with you?”

We definitely wouldn’t recommend doing it while tapping your foot in a public restroom.